Synthesis and properties of poly(sulfone-acrylate) copolymers

R. Stephen, Cécile M. Gibon, Martin Weber, R.J. Gaymans

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Poly(sulfone-arylate) was synthesized in a reaction between dihydroxy polysulfone prepolymers and either diphenyl terephthalate or terephthaloyl chloride. The dihydroxy polysulfone prepolymers had molecular weights of 2000 and 4000 g/mol. The polymerization with diphenyl terephthalate was carried out at high temperature (280 °C) in the presence of a catalyst, whereas the polymerization with terephthalic chloride was conducted in solution at low temperature in the presence of an acid acceptor. High-molecular weight copolymers (ηinh ~ 0.60 dL/g) could be obtained through both methods. The copolymers were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, DMA, and differential scanning calorimetry measurements and were found to exhibit high Tg values.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)3904-3913
JournalJournal of polymer science. Part A: Polymer chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • arylate
  • properties
  • IR-72641
  • Amorphous
  • METIS-263159
  • poly(ether sulfones)
  • polyesters
  • Polysulfone
  • Copolymerization

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