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Title: Poly(ethylene oxide) functionalization

A simple procedure is provided by which the hydroxyl termini of poly(ethylene oxide) can be appended with functional groups to a useful extent by reaction and precipitation. The polymer is dissolved in warmed toluene, treated with an excess of organic base and somewhat less of an excess of a reactive acylating reagent, reacted for several hours, then precipitated in isopropanol so that the product can be isolated as a solid, and salt byproducts are washed away. This procedure enables functionalization of the polymer while not requiring laborious purification steps such as solvent-solvent extraction or dialysis to remove undesirable side products.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1129165
Report Number(s):
8,691,919
13/251,246
DOE Contract Number:
OE0000223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Oct 01
Research Org:
Seeo, Inc., Hayward, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY