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Synthesis of NLO polycarbonates via the ring-opening polymerization of macrocyclic prepolymers
Author(s): Joseph B. Kulig; Collin G. Moore; William J. Brittain; Sandra Gilmour; Joseph W. Perry
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Paper Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of polycarbonates and polyformals is described. Copolymers of bisphenol A (BPA) and either a triphenyloxazole (1) or phenylquinoxaline (2) monomer were prepared. The polycarbonate copolymers were prepared by ring-opening polymerization of macrocyclic prepolymers using a solvent-free process. Preliminary electro- optic measurements have been performed on the polycarbonate copolymers of BPA and 1. Polyformals have also been prepared by a conventional polymerization process involving the reaction of dichloromethane with different feed ratios of BPA and either 1 or 2. The glass transition temperature of either the polyformals or polycarbonates is dramatically increased by increasing mole fractions of monomers 1 and 2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2143, Organic, Metallo-Organic, and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173809
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph B. Kulig, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Collin G. Moore, Univ. of Akron (United States)
William J. Brittain, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Sandra Gilmour, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joseph W. Perry, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2143:
Organic, Metallo-Organic, and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications
Seth R. Marder; Joseph W. Perry, Editor(s)

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