Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The solid-state thermal polymerization of 2,4-hexadiyne-1, 6-diol has been studied by a variety of methods. Pure monomer heated under vacuum or in an inert gas atmosphere is found to polymerize readily, unlike material heated in air. X-ray diffraction reveals that samples anneal during polymerization. Initially, a long chain polymer is formed, but above 20% conversion a less perfect product is obtained. Measurements suggest a complex molecular rearrangement during the nonideal phase of polymerization. Possible models for this process are discussed.
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