Synthesis of aliphatic and aromatic poly(s-dithiocarbonates) using a phase-transfer catalyst

Louis M L LEUNG, Wing Hong CHAN, Sew Koo Leung, Siu Ming Fung

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A series of aliphatic and aromatic polydithiocarbonates was prepared using a novel low temperature “one-pot” synthetic procedure employing a phase-transfer catalyst. The starting reagents were a dihalide, a diol, and an excess of carbon disulfide. The effects of the phase-transfer catalyst and reaction conditions on yield are reported. The structure and composition of the polymers were determined from infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy and elemental analyses. The polymers were further characterized by viscosity measurement and thermogravimetric analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-505
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1994

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • containing polymer
  • Dixanthate anion
  • Phase-transfer catalyst
  • Poly(S-dithiocarbonate)
  • Polyfxanthate ester)
  • Sulfur-


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