Synthesis of poly(2,6‐dimethylphenylene sulfide) by photooxidative polymerization

Kimihisa Yamamoto, Kenichi Oyaizu, Eishun Tsuchida

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    Abstract

    Photo‐oxidation of bis(3,5‐dimethylphenyl) disulfide proceeds in the presence of aromatic nitriles as sensitizers. Catalytic amounts of 9,10‐dicyanoanthracene act as an electron mediator of the transfer from the disulfide to oxygen in the presence of biphenyl as a co‐sensitizer. The photo‐redox system enabled an efficient formation of poly(thio‐2,6‐dimethyl‐1,4‐phenylene) through electrophilic reaction of the sulfonium cation produced in the photo‐oxidation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3087-3094
    Number of pages8
    JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
    Volume195
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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