Synthesis and properties of novel sulfonated poly(phenylene ether)

Kenji Miyatake, Hua Zhou, Masahiro Watanabe*

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A Poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) (PPO) based ionomer with pendant oxyethylene sulfonic acid was synthesized by the bromination of PPO. The bromination of PPO was carried out with NBS and benzoyl peroxide under irradiation with a 100-W flood lamp in CCl4. Thermal analysis were performed on a Mac Science TG-DTA2000 equipped with a Bruker MS9600 mass spectrometer at a heating rate of 10°C/min under an argon atmosphere. The degree of bromination was found to be 0.22 Br per repeating unit by 1H NMR analysis. The.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1741-1744
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Conducting polymers
  • Fuel cells
  • Ionomers
  • Membranes
  • Poly(phenylene oxide)
  • Sulfonic acid groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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