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Atlanta University (AU)
The synthesis of polyesters and copolyesters containing the bicycl o[2. 2.2]octane ring and 1,4-cycl ohexanedi acetic acid and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol spacers are discussed. The following homopolyesters were synthesized: poly[oxy(2-methyll, 4-phenylene)oxycarbonyl-l,4-bicyclo[2.2.2]octylenecarbonyl] I; and poly[oxy(2-chloro-l,4-phenylene)oxycarbonyl-l,4-bicyclo[2.2.2]octy-1 enecarbonyl] II. The following copolyesters were synthesized: poly[oxy (2-chl oro- 1,4-phenyl ene )oxycarbonyl-l ,4-bi cycl o[2. 2. 2]octyl enecarbonyl-co-oxy- (2-chloro-1,4-phenylene)oxysebacoyl] III; poly[oxy(2-methyl-l,4- phenylene)oxycarbonyl-l,4-bicyclo[2.2.2]octylene-co-oxy(2-methyl-l,4- phenyl ene)oxysebacoyl] IV; poly[oxy(2-methyl-l,4-phenylene)oxyterephthaloyl- co-oxy(2-methyl-l,4-phenylene)oxy-l,4-cyclohexanediacetoyl] V; poly[oxy(2-methyl-1,4-phenylene)oxyterephthaloyl-co-oxymethylene-1,4 cyclohexylenemethyleneoxyterephthaloyl] VI; and poly[oxy(2-chloro-1,4 phenylene)oxyterephthaloyl-co-oxymethylene-1,4 cyclohexylenemethyleneoxyterephthaloyl]VII. The resulting homopolyesters and copolyesters were characterized by proton NMR, DSC, TGA, IR, solution viscosity, and polarizing optical microscopy.
Onwumere, Fidelis C., "The synthesis and characterization of thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyesters" (1985). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3267.