"The synthesis of polycarbonates formed by the reaction of 1,1'-dihydroxyethyl-2,2'-biimidazole and diphenyl or diethyl carbonates was investigated and the products formed were characterized. The molecular weights of the polymers were dependent on catalyst, ratio of starting materials, nature of carbonate (aromatic or aliphatic) and method of polymerization. Isolated polymers exhibit a linear structure. They have no well-defined melting points (melting pt. range of 280- 330⁰C) indicating low degree of crystallization, and undergo less than 9% decomposition below 200⁰C"--Abstract, page ii.
Collier, Harvest L.
Van-De-Mark, Michael R.
Stoffer, James O.
Brown, Roger F.
M.S. in Chemistry
University of Missouri--Rolla
ix, 96 leaves
© 1988 Judith J. Garces, All rights reserved.
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Polycarbonates -- Synthesis
Polycarbonates -- Mechanical properties
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Garces, Judith J., "The synthesis and characterization of polycarbonates based on 1,1'-dihydroxyethyl-2,2'-biimidazole" (1987). Masters Theses. 644.
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