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Molecules 2009, 14(1), 364-377; doi:10.3390/molecules14010364

Synthesis and Analysis of Resorcinol-Acetone Copolymer

Department of Organic & Polymeric Materials, Graduate School of Science & Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, SORST, Japan
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Received: 27 November 2008 / Revised: 6 January 2009 / Accepted: 12 January 2009 / Published: 13 January 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phenolics and Polyphenolics)
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Synthesis and characterization of resorcinol-acetone copolymer is described. The polymer was prepared by trifluoroacetic acid-catalyzed polymerization of resorcinol with acetone. According to the 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and MALDI-TOF Mass spectra data, the obtained polymer had three types of repeating units: isopropylidene bridged-resorcinol, chromane ring, and spiro-shaped double chromane ring, indicating that polymerization proceeded via simultaneous addition-condensation and cyclization of resorcinol with acetone. The obtained polymer can be useful not only for the development of plastic materials such as thermosets, adhesives, and coatings but also for the synthesis of biomaterials such as antimicrobial agents, pesticides, and medicines.
Keywords: Resorcinol; Acetone; Phenolic resin; Chromane ring; Addition-condensation; Cyclization Resorcinol; Acetone; Phenolic resin; Chromane ring; Addition-condensation; Cyclization

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Kobayashi, A.; Konishi, G.-I. Synthesis and Analysis of Resorcinol-Acetone Copolymer. Molecules 2009, 14, 364-377.

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