Synthesis, Structure and Attempted Polymerization of a Diepoxide Macrocycle
A novel diepoxide containing paracyclophane was synthesized by peracid oxidation of a known paracyclophane diene. The resulting diepoxide was characterized. It was investigated as a potential monomer for a cyclophane containing polyether by cationic ring opening polymerization. None of the standard catalyst systems for such a polymerization were successful in producing polymer.
Yarincik, Paul, and Jeffrey H. Glans. "Synthesis, Structure and Attempted Polymerization of a Diepoxide Macrocycle." Letters in Organic Chemistry. 9.8 (2012): 545-548. Web.