Synthesis of poly(2,5-dimethylphenylene sulfide) through oxidative polymerization of sulfur chloride with p-xylene

Kenji Miyatake, Mitsutoshi Jikei, Junya Katoh, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Nishide, Eishun Tsuchida

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Poly(2,5-dimethylphenylene sulfide) was prepared by oxidative polymerization of sulfur chloride with p-xylene using 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) as an oxidizing agent. The reaction proceeded efficiently under atmospheric pressure and at room temperature. The polymer formed had a high melting temperature and linear structure which was confirmed by spectroscopies. The effects of reaction time, solvent, temperature and oxidizing agent on polymerization are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Apr


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  • Polymers and Plastics

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