Substitution of poly(chlorotrifluoroethylene) with sulfur dioxide under reductive conditions

Richard T. Taylor, Andre J. Sommer, John W. Green, Kelly Ripparger, Bahareh M Nejad, Jikesh A. Shah

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Abstract

Treatment of Poly(chlorotrifluoroethylene) (in the forms of Kel-F 6061 and Neoflon M400H) with Zn/SO2 in DMF results in substitution of the chloride ligand with the sulfinic acid moiety. Subsequent oxidation affords the sulfonic acid. The materials are characterized by elemental analysis, titration, scanning electron microscopy, and FT-IR. ATR-IR studies indicate that functionalization is probably not a surface-selective phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalHeteroatom Chemistry
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Taylor, R. T., Sommer, A. J., Green, J. W., Ripparger, K., Nejad, B. M., & Shah, J. A. (1998). Substitution of poly(chlorotrifluoroethylene) with sulfur dioxide under reductive conditions. Heteroatom Chemistry, 9(2), 265-269.