Catalytic Polymerization of Anthracene in a Recyclable SBA-15 Reactor with High Iron Content by a Friedel–Crafts Alkylation

Authors

  • Jeonghun Kim,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
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  • Dr. Chokkalingam Anand,

    1. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Ibaraki (Japan)
    2. Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Queensland (Australia)
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  • Siddulu N. Talapaneni,

    1. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Ibaraki (Japan)
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  • Dr. Jungmok You,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
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  • Prof. Salem S. Aldeyab,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
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  • Prof. Eunkyoung Kim,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
    • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea)
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  • Prof. Ajayan Vinu

    Corresponding author
    1. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Ibaraki (Japan)
    2. Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Queensland (Australia)
    • International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Ibaraki (Japan)
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  • This work was supported financially by the MEXT (Japan) and KSU, Saudi Arabia. J.K. thanks NIMS for an I.J.G.S. Fellowship. E.K. acknowledges financial support from the Korean government (MEST) through the Active Polymer Center for Pattern Integration (No. R11-2007-050-00000-0) and the Seoul R&BD Program (10816).

Abstract

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Ironing it out: A FeSBA-15 catalyst with a high iron content as well as a large pore diameter has been synthesized and used for the production of soluble poly(methylene anthracene) (PMAn, see scheme). The catalyst is stable, active, reusable, and affords a high yield of high-molecular-weight PMAn. The properties of the PMAns obtained can be controlled by tuning the specific surface area, pore diameter, pore volume, and Fe content of the catalysts.

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