Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The novel diol monomer, α,α,α′,α′-tetramethyl-1,4-tetrafluorobenzenedimethanol, has been synthesized by a convenient route which involves the addition of acetone to 1,4-dilithiotetrafluorobenzene and can be purified by washing with hexanes. It does not directly undergo condensation polymerizations with diacid chlorides. Its disodium salt, prepared by its reaction with sodium hydride, similarly fails to undergo such polymerizations readily. However, the dilithium salt, prepared in situ by the reaction of the title diol with 2 equiv of n-butyllithium in tetrahydrofuran, is suitable for the preparation of various classes of condensation polymers. Four polyesters and one polycarbonate derived from the reactions of the dilithium salt of the diol with adipoly dichloride, sebacoyl dichloride, isophthaloyl dichloride, terephthaloyl dichloride, and phosgene and two polyurethanes derived from its reactions with tolylene-2,4-diisocyanate and methylene-di-1,4-phenyl diisocyanate were prepared. Each was fully characterized by GPC, NMR, IR, and UV-visible spectroscopies, and the results of these studies are reported herein. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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