Synthesis and functionalization of bromomethylated poly(phenylene sulfide)

Kenji Miyatake, Hiroyuki Hara, Eishun Tsuchida*

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A soluble poly(phenylene sulfide) (PPS) derivative was synthesized by oxidative polymerization of bis(3,5-dimethylphenyl) disulfide. The obtained poly(thio-2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene) (I) (M̄w = 22900, M̄n = 8400) was brominated by the reaction with N-bromosuccinimide (NBS). The bromomethyl substituents on PPS are reactive and were converted quantitatively to hydroxymethyl groups by hydrolysis in NMP at 100°C. The reaction of the bromomethylated PPS with tertiary amines gave the quaternized polymer, which is stable up to 145°C in the solid state and in refluxing methanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1930-1934
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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