SuFEx-based synthesis of polysulfates

Jiajia Dong, K. Barry Sharpless, Luke Kwisnek, James S. Oakdale, Valery V. Fokin

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Abstract

High-molecular-weight polysulfates are readily formed from aromatic bis(silyl ethers) and bis(fluorosulfates) in the presence of a base catalyst. The reaction is fast and proceeds well under neat conditions or in solvents, such as dimethyl formamide or N-methylpyrrolidone, to provide the desired polymers in nearly quantitative yield. These polymers are more resistant to chemical degradation than their polycarbonate analogues and exhibit excellent mechanical, optical, and oxygen-barrier properties. High-molecular-weight polysulfates are readily formed from aromatic bis(silyl ethers) and bis(fluorosulfates) in the presence of a base catalyst. The polymers were obtained in nearly quantitative yield under neat conditions, they are more resistant to chemical degradation than their polycarbonate analogues and exhibit excellent mechanical, optical, and oxygen-barrier properties. BPA=bisphenol A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9466-9470
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume53
Issue number36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • click chemistry
  • polymerization
  • SuFEx reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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Dong, J., Sharpless, K. B., Kwisnek, L., Oakdale, J. S., & Fokin, V. V. (2014). SuFEx-based synthesis of polysulfates. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 53(36), 9466-9470. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201403758