The carbonyl groups in eight high-performance polyaryl-etherketones and -thioetherketones were reduced to methylene linkages in high yield by treatment at room temperature with triethylsilane in a mixture of trifluoroacetic acid or methanesulphonic acid with either dichloromethane or chloroform. When the starting polyketone is readily-crystallizable, the reduced polymer also tends to crystallize during workup. Amorphous polyketones likewise give amorphous reduction products. The methylene-bridged polymers in general have significantly lower melting points and/or glass transition temperatures than their parent polyketones.
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Reduction of carbonyl groups in aromatic polyketones: synthesis and characterization of methylene-bridged polyaryl-ethers and -thioethers / Abderazzak Ben-Haida, Howard M. Colquhoun, Philip Hodge, David F. Lewis // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 5173–5182.