Synthesis of amorphous poly(thioarylene)s via oxidative polymerization of diaryl disulfides

Kenji Miyatake, Mitsutoshi Jikei, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Eishun Tsuchida

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Abstract

Amorphous poly(thioarylene)s containing a methyl substituent and/or an ether bond in the main chain were prepared via oxidative polymerization of diaryl disulfides using 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyanobenzoquinone. The resulting poly(thio-2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenyleneoxy-1,4-phenylene) having alternating ether and thioether bonds shows a better solvent solubility and has a higher glass transition temperature (Tg) (182°C) than non-substituted poly(thio-1,4-phenylene). Polymerization of methyl substituted diphenyl ether derivatives with disulfur dichloride has been also developed for a one-pot synthesis of amorphous poly(thioarylene)s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-607
Number of pages13
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume197
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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