Synthesis and characterization of a novel AB2 monomer and corresponding hyperbranched poly(arylene ether phosphine oxide)s

Qin Lin, Timothy Edward Long

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A novel AB2 monomer, 4-(fluorophenyl)-4′,4″-(bishydroxyphenyl) phosphine oxide, was synthesized. The monomer was successfully polymerized to a modest molecular weight with various catalysts, including K2CO3 and Cs2CO3/Mg(OH)2. Hyperbranched polymers exhibited exceptionally high thermal stability and solubility in conventional polar organic solvents and basic water solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3736-3741
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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