Photoinitiated cationic cross-linking of 4-methylene-2-phenyl-1,3-dioxolane with 2,2′-(1,4-phenylene)bis(4-methylene-1,3-dioxolane)

Kevin D. Belfield, Feras B. Abdelrazzaq

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A difunctional dioxolane 2,2′-(1,4-phenylene)bis(4-methylene-1,3-dioxolane) (3) crosslinker was synthesized by two-step synthesis. The difunctional dioxolane was copolymerized with the monofunctional analog 4-methylene-2-phenyl-1,3-dioxolane (1) by photo-initiated cationic copolymerization with either a sulfonium or an iodonium salt as the photoinitiator. Polymers with Tgs, substantially higher than the homopolymer, were obtained from the cationic ring-opening polymerization of 1. Copolymerization of 1 and 3 with a cyclic vinyl ether afforded a crosslinked material with a Tg of 59 °C, demonstrating the versatility of 3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6985-6988
Number of pages4
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 3 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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