A Novel Thioether Polymer with Pendent Ester Groups From a Readily Avaliable Acrylate Derivative
Polymers and High Performance Materials
A thioether polymer with pendent ester groups was synthesized via nucleophilic substitution and Michael addition. Williamson ether synthesis conditions led to nucleophilic substitution at the alpha-methylene carbon of ethyl alpha-(chloromethyl)acrylate (ECMA, 1) and Michael addition at the activated vinyl group. Polymerization was rapid at room temperature to give a highly viscous, sticky product with intrinsic viscosity of 0.15 dL/g in chloroform at 24-degrees-C. C-13 solid-state and solution NMR were used to characterize the polymer and a model compound of the nucleophilic substitution product.
Mathias, L. J.,
Thompson, R. D.,
Lightsey, A. K.
(1992). A Novel Thioether Polymer with Pendent Ester Groups From a Readily Avaliable Acrylate Derivative. Polymer Bulletin, 27(4), 395-398.
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