Synthesis and characterization of sulfonated liquid crystalline polyesters

Qin Lin, Jeremy Pasatta, Timothy E. Long

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Liquid crystalline polyesters based on hexane diol, dimethyl-4,4′-biphenyldicarboxylate, and various levels of dimethyl-5-sodiosulfoisophthalate (SDMI) were prepared using conventional melt polymerization processes. The presence of the ionic functionality was confirmed using solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry analysis indicated a maximum in the isotropic transition temperature against mole percent ionic modification at approximately 8-10 mole percent. Thermogravimetric analysis demonstrated the effect of the ionic functionality on the thermal stability of the liquid crystalline polyesters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-249
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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