Green polymerization: The simple stirring of 2,6-dimethylphenol with an excess of oxidant or a catalytic amount of a copper complex in an alkaline aqueous solution yields poly (2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenyleneoxide), a commercially important polymer (see scheme). The formed polymer was easily separated as an off-white powder by filtration.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jan 30|
- Green chemistry
- Water chemistry
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