The Oxidative Polymerization of 2, 6-Dimethylphenol with a Copper-Pyridine Complex in the Presence of 2, 2-Bis(4-hydroxy-3, 5-dimethylphenyl)propane

Sang Heon Hyun, Toshihiko Maekawa, Hiroyuki Nishide, Eishun Tsuchida

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2, 6-Dimethylphenol (DMP) was oxidatively polymerized with a copper-pyridine complex in the presence of 2,2-bis(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethylphenyl)propane (BP). The polymerization gave the poly(2, 6-dimethyl-l, 4-phenylene oxide) having phenolic hydroxyl groups on both the chain ends. From kinetics and spectroscopic analyses of the polymerization, the polymerization mechanism has been disclosed as follows: BP preferentially coordinated to the copper catalyst is activated first, and then reacts with the subsequently activated DMP to give the polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-241
Number of pages4
JournalNippon Kagaku Kaishi / Chemical Society of Japan - Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1985


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