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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 353540, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/353540
Research Article

Synthesis and Preliminary Properties of Novel Poly(aryl ether)s Containing β-Naphthalene Pendant Group

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Special Functional Materials and College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China

Received 29 May 2014; Accepted 14 July 2014; Published 28 August 2014

Academic Editor: Waqar Ahmad

Copyright © 2014 L. Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Two novel poly(aryl ether)s containing β-naphthalene pendant group were synthesized and the structures of these polymers were confirmed by 1HNMR spectroscopy. The polymers exhibited good thermal stabilities with high Tg of 256°C and 274°C, respectively. The polymers are soluble in common organic solvents, such as DMAc, DMSO, CH2Cl2, and CHCl3, and can be electrospun into microfiber (1–5 µm) with lots of nanopores (<100 nm) from CHCl3 solution. These fibers showed high hydrophobicity, and the contact angle of fibers is above 120°.