Preparation of poly(1,4‐phenylene)s by electro‐oxidative polymerization

Kenichi Oyaizu*, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Toshio Asada, Hiroyuki Nishide, Eishun Tsuchida

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The effect of substituents on the electropolymerization of benzene derivatives and the redox properrties of the corresponding polymers were determined using Brown's substituent constants (σ+). Electron‐donating groups lower the oxidation potential by which increase in the current efficiency was observed. However, stabilization of the produced cation radicals by the electron‐donating groups resulted in a decrease in the polymerization efficiency. The appropriate values of σ+ for the efficient polymerization ranged near −1.5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-257
Number of pages4
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • electro‐oxidative polymerization
  • poly(1,4‐phenylene)
  • substituent effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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