An orthorhombic crystal cell is proposed containing two chains with a = 7.71/~, b = 6.05/~ and c = 39.9/~,. The lateral dimensions of the cell and the relative arrangement of chains is very close to that of the related all-para-phenyl polymer PEEK (poly(aryl ether ether ketone)). The para-linked phenyls are torsionally rotated out from the bc plane as in PEEK but the meta-phenyl ring remains parallel to the bc plane'. The conformation of the meta-phenyl rings imposes an energy penalty, which contributes to the reduced melting point of the polymer.
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The crystal structures of aryl ether ketone polymers containing meta-phenyl links / D. J. Blundell // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 3773-3776.