Synfacts 2009(2): 0157-0157  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087499
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Aromatic Polymers with Pentafluorophenyl Groups

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Eric L. Dane
V. M. Velasco, M. G. Zolotukhin*, M. T. Guzmán-Gutiérrez, S. L. Morales, S. Fomine, M. P. Carreón-Castro, M. Salmón, U. Scherf
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coyoacan, Mexico; Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
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Publication Date:
22 January 2009 (online)


The superacid polymerization of electron-rich aromatic monomers, such as terphenyl, with pentafluorobenzaldehyde is reported. Polymer 1, and the other polymers prepared, can be easily functionalized by the displacement of a fluoride from the pentafluorophenyl groups via a SNAr reaction. The quantitative addition of sodium 4-hydroxybenzenesulfonate to polymer 1 to form polymer 2 is a demonstration of this capability.