Sulfur‐containing polymers by the reaction of diphenyl sulfide with sulfur chlorides

Kenji Miyatake*, Mitsutoshi Jikei, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Nishide, Eishun Tsuchida

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The electrophilic reaction of sulfur dichloride with diphenyl sulfide proceeds efficiently at room temperature to yield oligo(phenylene sulfide) in the presence of a catalytic amount of Fe powder. Sulfur dichloride shows higher reactivity than sulfur monochloride. The reaction is promoted through the activation of sulfur dichloride by Fe powder. The polymeric product contains a linear structure linked by disulfide and sulfide bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Diphenyl sulfide
  • Disulfide bond
  • Oligo(phenylene sulfide)
  • Polymeric aromatic sulfur compound
  • Sulfur dichloride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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