Synthesis of thermally crosslinkable fluorine-containing poly(arylene ether ketone)s - II. Propargyl ether terminated poly(arylene ether ketone)s

Kunio Kimura, Ai Nishichi, Yuhiko Yamashita

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Novel thermally crosslinkable fluorine-containing poly(arylene ether ketone)s comprised of 2,3,5, 6-tetrafluoro-1,4-phenylene moiety were synthesized by the termination of polymer chain ends with propargyl ether groups in order to improve solvent resistance. Crosslinking reaction occurred over 250°C through the formation of both chromen ring and polyene structure. This structure change brought about not only the outstanding solvent resistance but also the increase in glass transition temperature (Tg). The cured films also exhibited excellent thermal stability, transparency and hydrophobicity derived from fluorine atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2004



  • Crosslinking
  • Fluoropolymers
  • Poly(arylene ether ketone)
  • Propargyl group
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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