Synthesis and characterization of phosphorous containing poly(arylene ether) systems

R. L. Holzberlein, D. K. Mohanty, C. D. Smith, S. D. Wu, J. E. McGrath

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Poly(arylene ethers) have already been established as valuable engineering thermoplastics. They are generally amorphous and are hydrolytically, dimensionally and thermally stable. Incorporating phosphorus linkages into the polymer backbone could generate new interest in flame resistant applications of such systems. This research is based on synthesizing novel engineering thermoplastics utilizing bis-halogenated phenyl phenyl phosphine oxide monomers, and diphenols. This polymerization involves the nucleophilic aromatic substitution reaction between a diphenol, such as Bisphenol-A, and bis-halogenated phenyl phenyl phosphine oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1989
EventPapers Presented at the Dallas, Texas Meeting - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Apr 9 1989Apr 14 1989


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