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 Glans, Jeffrey H., "Synthesis, Structure and Attempted Polymerization of a Diepoxide Macrocycle" (2012). Chemistry & Physics Faculty Publications. 1.