PREPARATION OF POLY(P-PHENYLENE) BY ELECTROOXIDATIVE POLYMERIZATION IN ACIDIC MEDIA.

Kimihisa Yamamoto, Toshio Asada, Hiroyuki Nishide, Eishun Tsuchida

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Abstract

The electro-oxidative polymerization of benzene in the presence of strong acids yields poly(p-phenylene) efficiently. A strong protonic acid such as trifluoromethanesulfonic acid or Lewis acid such as an aluminum trichloride forms a complex with benzene and reduces the oxidation potential of benzene to 1. 7 V, which brings about the high current efficiency. The acids act both as an electrolyte and as a catalyst in this polymerization of benzene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1731-1734
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Volume61
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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