Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Brian C. Benicewicz
The goal of this work was to identify and study various monomers and polymerization methods for polybenzimidazole polymers. Beginning with the solution polymerization of polybenzimidazole via a bisulfite adduct monomer, Chapter 2 describes the efforts to optimize and scale up this process. Chapter 3 then covers an alternative method to prepare polybenzimidazole in solution by using an orthoester monomer. Finally, in Chapter 4, the research to incorporate an adamantane moiety into the backbone of polybenzimidazole is described.
Hoffman, J.(2014). NOVEL MONOMERS AND SOLUTION POLYMERIZATION METHODS FOR POLYBENZIMIDAZOLE POLYMERS. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/2818