Studies Toward Highly Fluorinated Polyphenylenes by Diels-Alder Polymerization
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This thesis starts with an introduction to DAPP synthesis, properties, and applications. The second chapter focuses on the synthesis of 4,4â -bis[1,2,4-tris(perfluoro-4-tolyl)cyclopentadien-5-one-3-yl]octafluorobiphenyl (CPD monomer). In the first step, disodiumbis(cyclopentadieny)octafluorobiphenyl was combined with 6 equivalents of octafluorotoluene in HMPA to give 4,4â -bis[1,2,4-tris(perfluoro-4-tolyl)cyclopentadiene-3-yl]octafluorobiphenyl. Oxidation to the corresponding diketone was effected using selenium dioxide. The synthesis of CPD monomer presented several unexpected challenges that were ultimately overcome. The third chapter describes a series of initial polymerization experiments as well as some model reactions that were carried out to understand monomer reactivity. Finally the future research plan of synthesizing different polymers by Diels-Alder reaction and nucleophilic substitution reaction has been discussed.
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