Title

A Novel Thioether Polymer with Pendent Ester Groups From a Readily Avaliable Acrylate Derivative

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Polymer Bulletin

Volume

27

Issue

4

First Page

395

Last Page

398