Oxidative polymerization in water to form sulfoalkoxy poly(phenylene oxide)s

Kei Saito, Toru Masuyama, Hiroyuki Nishide*

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The oxidative polymerization of sulfonatopropoxyphenols in alkaline water, along with the easy monomer preparation, provided a simple and atom economical way to prepare sulfoalkoxy-pendant poly(phenylene oxide)s. The polymerization in alkaline water reduced the oxidation potential of the sulfonated phenols, and produced water-soluble polymers. The polymers produced a transparent, tough, and flexible membrane, which showed high thermal stability and proton conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1699-1701
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept 15

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