One‐step polymerization of polytrithiocarbonate using phase‐transfer catalyst

Louis M L LEUNG*, Wing Hong CHAN, Sew Koo Leung

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A series of aliphatic and aromatic polytrithiocarbonates was prepared using a novel “one‐pot” synthesis procedure employing a phase‐transfer catalyst. The starting reagents were either an aliphatic or an aromatic dihalide and an excessive amount of carbon disulfide. The effects of the phase‐transfer catalyst and reaction conditions on yield were studied. The structure and composition of the polymers and reaction side‐products were determined from infrared, ultraviolet, 1H‐NMR spectra, and elemental analyses. The polymers were further characterized by viscosity measurement and thermal analysis. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1799-1806
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • phase‐transfer catalyst
  • polytrithiocarbonate
  • sulfur‐containing polymer
  • trithiocarbonate anion
  • two‐phase reaction


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