Scale-up of the synthesis of ureidopyrimidinone functionalized telechelic poly(ethylenebutylene)

H.M. Keizer, R. Kessel, van, R.P. Sijbesma, E.W. Meijer

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The scale-up of the synthesis of high purity hydrogen-bonded supramol. polymers is described. The synthesis involves functionalization of telechelic hydroxy-terminated poly(ethylenebutylene) with 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidinone quadruple hydrogen-bonding groups via dibutyltindilaurate catalyzed urethane formation. A procedure with optimized reaction conditions was developed and applied on a 10 dm3 mini plant scale. The hydrogen-bonded supramol. polymer was isolated in a yield of 86% (803 g) and the 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidinone functionalization of the end product was accurately detd. with 19F NMR to be 99.8% of the available hydroxy end groups in the telechelic hydroxy terminated poly(ethylenebutylene). Tensile tests showed that the product of the optimized large scale synthesis has better mech. properties than the product of the unoptimized synthesis reported earlier. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5505-5511
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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