Synthesis of highly crystallized poly(1,4-phenylene sulfide) via oxygen-oxidative polymerization of diphenyl disulfide

Fuyuki Aida, Naoto Takasu, Yohei Takatori, Hiroyuki Nishide, Kenichi Oyaizu

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In the presence of diphenyl sulfide, oxygen-oxidative poly-merization of diphenyl disulfide gave highly crystalized poly-(1,4-phenylene sulfide) (PPS) using a vanadyl-strong acid catalytic system. Effect of the sulfide, which was inactive to the vanadyl catalyst, was ascribed to the enhancement of the elec-trophilic substitution with a sulfonium cation onto a thiophenyl end. The finally purified PPS showed high crystallinity (Xc = 44%), which was even higher than that of the reagent grade PPS produced by the conventional polycondensation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-846
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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