A new synthetic route to poly(seleno-1,4-phenylene) from selenoanisole

Kenichi Oyaizu, Youjiro Ikai, Eishun Tsuchida*

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A method was developed to prepare poly(thio-1,4-phenylene) (PPS) from prepolymers containing alkylsulfoniophenylene units by dealkylation of sulfonium moities using nucleophilic reagents. Selenoanisole was quantitatively obtained by the condensation of selenophenol with methyl iodide in H2O in the presence of NaOH. Aryl selenides were produced by Swern condensation of alkyl selenoxides followed by the nucleophilic dealkylation of the resulting selenonium salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1057
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Volume38 A
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Aryl selenide
  • Aryl selenoxide
  • Poly(arylene selenide)
  • Polycondensation
  • Polyelectrolyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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