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Title: Methods for the synthesis and polymerization of .alpha.,.alpha.'-dihalo-p-xylenes

The present invention describes an improved method for the polymerization of .alpha.,.alpha.-dihalo-p-xylene's such as the .alpha.,.alpha.'-dihalo-2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-xylene's. The procedure for synthesis is based on the specific order of addition of reagents and the use of an anionic initiator that allows control of the molecular weight of the polymer. The molecular weight control allows processability of the polymer which is important for its utility in applications including in light-emitting-diodes, field effect transistors and photovoltaic devices.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Coppell, TX)
  2. (Garland, TX)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
947164
Report Number(s):
6,426,399
US patent application 09/502,953
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English