Head to head polymers-38. An improved synthesis of head to head polystyrene

Enikö Földes, Gyorgy Deak, Ferenc Tüdös, Otto Vogl

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A greatly improved and very reliable synthesis of head to head polystyrene (HHPS) was worked out. HHPS was prepared in a sequence of four steps starting with a reductive photodimerization of acetophenone. The resultant 2,3-diphenyl-2,3-butanediol was dehydrated in vacuum to 2,3-diphenyl-1,3-butadiene, which was polymerized to 1,4-poly(2,3-diphenyl-1,3-butadiene) (PDPBD). PDPBD was then hydrogenated (reduced) with potassium and ethanol to HHPS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-330
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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