Kinetics of Solid State Polymerization of 2,4-Hexadiyne-1,6-Diol-Bis (P-Toluene Sulfonate)

  • A. F. Garito
  • A. R. McGhie
  • P. S. Kalyanaraman
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


Diacetylene molecular crystals have long been known to react in the solid state tofbrm high molecule weight polymers. The first polymer structure proposed by Seher1, and by Bohlman and Inhoffen2 was a linear, ladder-type polymer. The 1,4-addition reaction in Figure 1 leading to a fully conjugated linear chain structure was demonstrated by Wegner3 using general arguments from other solid state reactions and related crystallographic data.


Induction Period Order Rate Constant Chain Initiation Solid State Polymerization Fast Polymerization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Garito
    • 1
  • A. R. McGhie
    • 1
  • P. S. Kalyanaraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and L.R.S.M.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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