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Synthesis, characterization and polycondensation of Bis-(4-hydroxybutyl) terephthalate


Monomeric Bis-(4-hydroxybutyl) terephthalate has been synthesized and characterized. Titanium iso-propoxide has been found to be a superior catalyst for transesterification compared to metal acetates. Further polycondensation of Bis (HBT) yields poly (1,4-butylene terephthalate). The effect of various titanium derived catalysts on the polycondensation of Bis (HBT) has been studied. The catalytic efficiency of these derivatives is ascribed to their relative hydrolytic stability and the degree of interaction between the carbonyl oxygen and the metal.

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Sivaram, S., Upadhyay, V.K. & Bhardwaj, I.S. Synthesis, characterization and polycondensation of Bis-(4-hydroxybutyl) terephthalate. Polymer Bulletin 5, 159–166 (1981).

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  • Oxygen
  • Polymer
  • Acetate
  • Titanium
  • Carbonyl