Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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June 10, 2008

Functional Polymers: Poly(phenylacetylene)s Carrying Siloxy, Carbonate and Hydroxy Groups: Synthesis and Properties

Functional Polymers: Poly(phenylacetylene)s Carrying Siloxy, Carbonate and Hydroxy Groups: Synthesis and Properties

I. Saeed, Y. Shida, F. Z. Khan, M. Shiotsuki, T. Masuda*

In this work done by the Masuda’s group, a series of substituted poly(phenylacetylene)s carrying functional pendants with molecular weights up to ca. 6 x 106 were synthesized in excellent yields. Attempts to accomplish free-standing membrane fabrication by solution casting were successful for polymers with siloxy groups in the meta position and an augmentation in the gas permeability (especially CO2) was discerned in comparison with the unsubstituted poly(phenylacetylene) and poly(o-methylphenylacetylene).

Macromol. Chem. Phys. DOI:10.1002/macp.200800029

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