of a seven-ring model for the crystalline polyetherketone known as 'PK99’, has been determined by single crystal X-ray The central benzene-1,3-dicarbonyl group in this oligomer adopts an 'open’ conformation, approximately in agreement with that proposed earlier for PK99 on the basis of X-ray powder and fibre diffraction data. The present oligomer structure (and a polymer structure simulated by extrapolation from the oligomer) do not, however, require the benzene-1,3-dicarbonyl group to adopt the previously assumed coplanar conformation. A single crystal X-ray study of a cyclic ether-ketone oligomer, also based on the benzene-1,3-dicarbonyl unit, demonstrates the potential of this group to act as a site for sharply re-entrant chain-folding.
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Chain-conformation and chain-folding in 'PK99’ : evidence from singlecrystal X-ray studies of linear and cyclic oligomers / Ian Baxter, Howard M. ColquhounbT, Franz H. KohnkelC, David F. Lewisb, David J. Williams // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 607–612.