Preparation of poly(4′-oxy-4-biphenylcarbonyl) needlelike crystals with the aid of copolymerization

Naomi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Kurihara, Shin Ichiro Kohama, Tetsuya Uchida, Shinichi Yamazaki, Kunio Kimura

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Abstract

Preparation of poly(4′-oxy-4-biphenylcarbonyl) (POBP) needlelike crystals was examined by using reaction-induced crystallization of oligomers during copolymerization of 4-(4-acetoxyphenyl)benzoic acid (APBA) and 4-acetoxybenzoic acid (ABA). Polymerizations were carried out in aromatic solvent at various ABA molar ratios in feed (χf). When the χf was 20- 10 mol %, starlike aggregates of needlelike crystals and fibrillated slablike crystals were separately formed, exhibiting similar morphology to poly(4-oxybenzoyl) and POPB crystals. 4-(Oxyphenyl)benzoyl (OPB) homo-oligomers and co-oligomers rich in OPB moiety were more rapidly precipitated due to the lower solubility, and the slablike crystals were formed. Afterward, 4-oxybenzoyl (OB) homo-oligomers and the co-oligomers rich in OB moiety were precipitated to form spindlelike crystals. The OPB homo-oligomers and the co-oligomers rich in OPB moiety were continuously crystallized on both crystals due to the high degree of supersaturation, and the spindlelike crystals grew to the needlelike crystals mainly comprised of POBP. Copolymerization of 4-(4-acetoxybenzoyloxy)benzoic acid and APBA at χf of 10 mol % yielded the needlelike crystals without coexisting fibrillated slablike crystals. This result provides a new methodology for morphology control with the aid of copolymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7571-7578
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecules
Volume41
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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