Published Online: 15 JUL 2011
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Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology
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Dreyfuss, M. P. and Dreyfuss, P. 2011. Oxetane Polymers. Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2011
Oxetane is a name commonly used for the unsubstituted cyclic ether with a four-membered ring also known as trimethylene oxide, oxacyclobutane, and 1,3-epoxypropane. The parent ether polymerizes readily as a result of ring strain associated with the small ring size. A variety of substituted oxetanes have been synthesized and many of them also polymerize readily. Monomer properties, polymerization techniques, and polymer properties are discussed.
- cyclic ether;