Synthesis of poly(2,6‐dimethylphenylene sulfide) by photooxidative polymerization

Kimihisa Yamamoto*, Kenichi Oyaizu, Eishun Tsuchida

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Photo‐oxidation of bis(3,5‐dimethylphenyl) disulfide proceeds in the presence of aromatic nitriles as sensitizers. Catalytic amounts of 9,10‐dicyanoanthracene act as an electron mediator of the transfer from the disulfide to oxygen in the presence of biphenyl as a co‐sensitizer. The photo‐redox system enabled an efficient formation of poly(thio‐2,6‐dimethyl‐1,4‐phenylene) through electrophilic reaction of the sulfonium cation produced in the photo‐oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3087-3094
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Sept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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