Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Polyene polymers [natural rubber (cis-polyisoprene), trans-polyisoprene, and cis-polybutadiene] were transformed to the corresponding polyepoxides which are a polyalcohol and soap precursor. The catalysts used were chloro- or acetato-manganese(III) tetraphenylporphyrin [MnIII(TPP)Cl or MnIII(TPP)OAc] in association with two different oxygen donors, sodium hypochloride and iodosylbenzene (Por, unspecified porphyrinato ligand; TPP, 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrinato ligand). This transformation in either biphasic system, H2O(aqua)-CH2Cl2 or PhIO(solid)-CH2Cl2, was monitored by 1H-NMR and IR spectroscopy. In both cases the transformation to the polyepoxide was completed within a few hours. © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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