Synthesis of crystalline polyvinylcyclobutane and polyvinylcycloheptane

Authors

  • C. G. Overberger,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
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  • H. Kaye,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
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    • Portions of theses submitted by H. Kaye and G. Walsh for the degree of Bachelor of Science, and by H. Kaye in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

  • G. Walsh

    1. Department of Chemistry, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
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    • Portions of theses submitted by H. Kaye and G. Walsh for the degree of Bachelor of Science, and by H. Kaye in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.


  • This is the 25th in a series of papers on new monomers and polymers. For the previous paper in this series, see Overberger and Davidson.1

Abstract

The synthesis of vinylcyclobutane and vinylcycloheptane is described. These compounds were polymerized to crystalline polyvinylcyclobutane and polyvinylcycloheptane with a triisobutyl aluminum–titanium tetrachloride catalyst system.

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