Taken in part from the M.S. thesis of W.-C. Chen, Central Michigan University, 1982. Presented in part at the 14th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, June 1982.
Functionalization of polymeric organolithium compounds. Carbonation†
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2003
© 1982 Hüthig & Wepf Verlag, Basel
Die Makromolekulare Chemie
Volume 183, Issue 9, pages 2071–2076, 8 September 1982
How to Cite
Quirk, R. P. and Chen, W.-C. (1982), Functionalization of polymeric organolithium compounds. Carbonation. Makromol. Chem., 183: 2071–2076. doi: 10.1002/macp.1982.021830905
Dedicated to Professor Dale J. Meier, on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 27 JAN 1982
The carbonation reactions of polymeric organolithium compounds with high purity, gaseous carbon dioxide have been investigated in benzene and benzene/tetrahydrofuran (75/25) solutions. The polymers investigated were poly(styryl)lithium, poly(isoprenyl)lithium, and poly(styrene-b-isoprenyl)lithium. In Benzene solution the products are a mixture of the carboxylic acid and the ketone (dimer). No tertiary alcohol product (trimer) was observed. In benzene/tetrahydrofuran solution, the quantitative carboxylation of chain ends was observed.