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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.


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Yarincik, Paul, and Jeffrey H. Glans. "Synthesis, Structure and Attempted Polymerization of a Diepoxide Macrocycle." Letters in Organic Chemistry. 9.8 (Oct. 2012): 545-548.

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