Highly sulfonated polyelectrolytes through friedel-crafts sulfonylation of polyarylenes

Stephen M. Budy, Douglas A. Loy

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Friedel-Craft sulfonylation of polyarylenes with 1,3,5- benzenetrisulfonylchloride has been demonstrated to yield soluble and processable, highly sulfonated polyarylenes (IEC 1.9-2.9 milliequivalents/gram) that do not swell in water and are stable to 280 °C. The new method provides an alternative, more efficient approach to sulfonating aromatic polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1381-1384
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2014


  • Friedel-Crafts sulfonylation
  • Polyelectrolyte
  • modification
  • phenylated polyphenylene
  • polyaromatics
  • polyarylene
  • polymer electrolyte
  • polymer modification sulfonated polyelectrolytes
  • sulfone linkages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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