Formylated Novolacs were prepared by the reaction of Novolacs with formic acid-acetic anhydride in the presence of pyridine in tetrahydrofuran at room temperature. When the resulting formylated Novolacs films were exposed to deep-ultra-violet light, photochemical decomposition of the formyl group was observed. This reaction generates Novolacs through decarbonylation of the formyi radical, which is formed in the first stage of the photo-Fries rearrangement. More than 50% of the formyl groups decomposed after an exposure of approximately 500 mJ cm- 2. Both negative and positive tone images can be manufactured by developing these films with a suitable solvent
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Preparation of formylated Novolacs and their photoreaction / Nobuyoshi Ito*, Hiroyuki Fukuda and Yoshihiro Nakashima // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 2040-2043.