4th Annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium (1994: Mar. 23, Rolla, MO)
New high performance transparent polymers are in demand in the aerospace and automotive industries to replace current glass and composite systems. Tetrachlorohydroquinone (TCHQ) was used as the base monomer for various copolymer formulations. Different acid chloride monomers lead to polyester formation with TCHQ. Polycarbonates were formed with triphosgene and diethyl carbonate. This base monomer added rigidity, transparency, and high temperature resistance, however, resulting polymers were brittle and difficult to process. Polymers were characterized by IR and DSC.
23 Mar 1994
Giles, Jason A., "Synthesis Evaluation of New High Performance Polymer Systems Involving Tetrachlorohydroquinone" (1994). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 7.