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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nippon Kagaku Kaishi / Chemical Society of Japan - Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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