Properties of Random PSF/PES Copolymers as High-Performance Polymers
A series of random polysulfone/polyethersulfone (PSF/PES) copolymers were synthesized by the polycondensation of 4, 4'-isopropylidendiphenol, 4, 4΄-dihyolroxy diphenyl sulfone and 4, 4'-dichlorodiphenyl sulfone in the presence of K2CO3. We obtained a series of copolymers by changing the molar ratio of 4, 4΄-dihyolroxy diphenyl sulfone and 4, 4'-isopropylidendiphenol (it was marked as the ratio of S:A). The copolymers have the similar solubility with polyethersulfone. They also have high glass transition temperatures (Tg: 199°C~229°C) and 5% weight loss temperatures (4, 4'-isopropylidendiphenol: 4, 4΄-dihyolroxy diphenyl sulfone=1:1, Td5=497°C). At the same time the elongation at break is much higher than that of PES, while the tensile strength is a little lower than that of PES.
D. Jiang et al., "Properties of Random PSF/PES Copolymers as High-Performance Polymers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 1606-1610, 2011