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Title: Continuous Synthesis and Thermal Elimination of Sulfinyl-Route Poly(p-Phenylene Vinylene) in Consecutive Flow Reactions
Authors: Zaquen, Neomy
Baeten, Evelien
Vandenbergh, Joke
Lutsen, Laurence
Vanderzande, Dirk J. M.
Junkers, Thomas
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, 38 (10), p. 1749-1757
Abstract: Continuous synthesis of multistep polymerizations at microscale is made available by coupling two microstructured chip reactors in a single reactor setup. Conjugated [2-methoxy-5-(3,7-dimethyloctyloxy)]-1,4-phenylenevinylene (MDMO-PPV) is synthesized via the radical sulfinyl precursor route. Reactions are carried out in separate reactors and optimization of the elimination of polymer can be effectively performed in a defined temperature range, allowing for full polymer conversion within minutes and formation of conjugated materials. The combination of both processes in a single coupled reactor setup permits total monomer-to-conjugated-MDMO-PPV conversions while retaining its pristine optical properties. Polymer characteristics are comparatively good and the reduction in yield due to the lower initial monomer concentrations is compensated by the much shorter reaction times required in the flow process.
Notes: [Zaquen, Neomy; Baeten, Evelien; Vandenbergh, Joke; Lutsen, Laurence; Vanderzande, Dirk; Junkers, Thomas] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Onderzoek, Polymer React Design PRD Grp, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Vanderzande, Dirk; Junkers, Thomas] IMEC Associated Lab IMOMEC, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19753
DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201400754
ISI #: 000362298000008
ISSN: 0930-7516
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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