Synthesis of Polyphenylene Ether Derivatives: Estimation of Their Dielectric Constants

Yuusuke Seike, Yuriko Okude, Izumi Iwakura, Ikuka Chiba, Taketo Ikeno, Tohru Yamada

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A series of poly(2-alkyl-6-phenylphenylene ether)s were prepared by the oxidative polymerization of 2-alkyl-6-phenylphenols. Their dielectric constants were approximately 2.5, whereas it was found that the phenyl group at the 6-position clearly increased the Q factor of the polymer compared with poly(2,6-dimethylphenylene ether), PPE. These values were qualitatively predicted from the polarizability and the molar volume calculated by the theoretical analysis of the unit structure at the HF/6-31 G* level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1876-1881
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 16


  • Calculations
  • Clausius-Mossotti's relation
  • Dielectric properties
  • Poly(phenylene oxide)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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