Design, synthesis, and study of novel, thermally depolymerizable polycarbonates

Jean M.J. Fréchet*, Francis M. Houlihan, Francine Bouchard, Boguslaw Kryczka, C. Grant Wilson

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Novel polycarbonates containing tertiary or secondary benzylic diol structures are prepared via their biscarbonylimidazolide derivatives under phase transfer conditions; these polycarbonates are designed to undergo a near instantaneous depolymerization to volatile monomeric species when heated to a critical temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1514-1516
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular Medicine


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