Synthesis and properties of water-soluble poly(phenylene ether)s

Daisuke Yoshii*, Yuichi Shiba, Aritomo Yamaguchi, Kenichi Oyaizu, Makoto Yuasa

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Poly(phenylene ether)s are known as a high-performance engineering plastic having high thermal stability and chemical resistance. The polymer is depolymerizable under oxidative conditions. Water-soluble poly(phenylene ether)s were examined as novel paper binder materials having a variety of properties. Novel water-soluble poly(phenylene ether)s bearing ionic substituents were synthesized by oxidative polymerization of phenol derivatives. Characterization of the polymer revealed that it could be applied as re-usable paper binder materials.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


Conference54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


  • Methylsalicylic acid
  • Paper binder material
  • Poly(phenylene ether)
  • Water-soluble polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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