Synthesis and characterization of semi-fluorinated polyarylene copolymers

Stephen M. Budy, Douglas A. Loy

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A series of semi-fluorinated Diels-Alder polyarylenes copolymers were synthesized by copolymerization of 1,4-bis(2,4,5-triphenylcyclopentadienone) benzene with 1,4-diethynyl-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzene and 1,4-diethynylbenzene as co-monomers. We varied the feed ratio of the fluorinated and fluorine-free diethynylbenzene co-monomers to allow systematic variation in the level of fluorination in the resulting polyarylenes. The semi-fluorinated polyarylene copolymers were characterized by 1H and 19F NMR, ATR-FTIR, elemental analysis, TGA, DSC, GPC, and water contact analysis. 19F NMR spectroscopy confirmed the addition of fluorine into the copolymers, while FTIR spectroscopy and elemental analysis established a linear correlation with increasing fluorine content as the feed ratio of the fluorinated monomer increased. Thermal analysis showed little change in the series of copolymers for onset of decomposition (Td = 550 °C), however, the char yield increased dramatically (55 to 75%). Water contact analysis showed a minimal surface effects for P6 as compared to P1 (90° versus 88°, respectively).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fluorine-Containing Polymers
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780841227927
StatePublished - Aug 19 2012

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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