Accession Number:

ADA162038

Title:

Acid-Catalyzed Degradation of Poly(2-butyl-1,3,6-trioxocane.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF POLYMER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1985-10-21

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Polyacetals, owing to the acid sensitivity of the acetal linkage, are attractive candidates for end uses in which acid sensitivity is a desirable property, e.g. photo- or electron-resists. Many polysaccharides belong to this general class and owe many of their special properties to the acetal linkage. We report here a study of acid-catalyzed decomposition of poly2-butyl-1,36-trioxocane under two sets of conditions mild leading to depolymerization, and drastic leading to more profound degradation. A mechanism for depolymerization involving open chain oxy-carbocation intermediates operates.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE