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Soluble, microporous ladder polymers formed by stepwise nucleophilic substitution of octafluorocyclopentene

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Abstract

Octafluorocyclopentene (OFCP) has been demonstrated as a non-aromatic tetrafunctional monomer suitable for making soluble ladder polymers of intrinsic microporosity. Ladder polymers with a varying surface area were prepared by reacting one mole of OFCP with 2 moles of bisphenols of the same or different types. BET analysis of ladder polymers indicated that the surface area formed is comparable to that of microporous polymers derived from polyimides. MALDI-TOF MS indicated the presence of one OFCP and two bisphenol moieties in every repeating unit thereby confirming the presence of ladders in the polymer backbone.

Graphical abstract: Soluble, microporous ladder polymers formed by stepwise nucleophilic substitution of octafluorocyclopentene

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Submitted
13 Mar 2015
Accepted
01 May 2015
First published
01 May 2015

Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 4560-4564
Article type
Communication
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Soluble, microporous ladder polymers formed by stepwise nucleophilic substitution of octafluorocyclopentene

K. Ranganathan and P. Anbanandam, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 4560
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00359H

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