It has been shown that benzyl alcohol is transformed rapidly and almost quantitatively into poly(phenylenemethylene) by adding it to anhydrous hydrogen fluoride at 16°C; the product is the so-called 'soluble poly(phenylenemethylene)' with a degree of polymerization of ~ 20. p-Methylbenzyl alcohol has also been oligomerized by a similar procedure. The potential for adaption to industrial-scale use is highlighted.
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Polymerization of benzyl alcohol in anhydrous hydrogen fluoride: an efficient synthesis of poly(phenylenemethylene) / R. Eric Banks and Pierre-Yves Franqois and Peter N. Preston // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 3974-3975.