It has been shown that benzyl alcohol is transformed rapidly and almost quantitatively into poly(phenylenemethylene) by adding it to anhydrous hydrogen fluoride at 16°C; the product is the so-called 'soluble poly(phenylenemethylene)' with a degree of polymerization of ˜20. p-Methylbenzyl alcohol has also been oligomerized by a similar procedure. The potential for adaption to industrial-scale use is highlighted. © 1992.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1992|
- anhydrous hydrogen fluoride
- benzyl alcohol