Spontaneous polymerization of phenylphosphaethyne

Douglas A Loy, Gregory M. Jamison, Mark D. McClain, Todd M. Alam

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Abstract

The spontaneous polymerization of phenylphosphaethyne yields mostly saturated oligomers. The absence of high molecular weight macromolecules and detectable end groups is consistent with oligomers formed by a cycloaddition mechanism. The broad molecular weight distribution and greater molecular weight of the oligomers is likely the consequence of the greater steric accessibility to the C-P bond offered by the phenyl group. A presence of head-to-head cycloadducts may explain the thermal instability of the oligomers towards fragmentation with loss of P4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume37
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Oligomers
Polymerization
Molecular weight
Cycloaddition
Molecular weight distribution
Macromolecules

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  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Loy, D. A., Jamison, G. M., McClain, M. D., & Alam, T. M. (1999). Spontaneous polymerization of phenylphosphaethyne. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 37(3), 129-133.

Spontaneous polymerization of phenylphosphaethyne. / Loy, Douglas A; Jamison, Gregory M.; McClain, Mark D.; Alam, Todd M.

In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 37, No. 3, 01.01.1999, p. 129-133.

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Loy, DA, Jamison, GM, McClain, MD & Alam, TM 1999, 'Spontaneous polymerization of phenylphosphaethyne', Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 129-133.
Loy, Douglas A ; Jamison, Gregory M. ; McClain, Mark D. ; Alam, Todd M. / Spontaneous polymerization of phenylphosphaethyne. In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 1999 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 129-133.
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