Zinc acetate was used as catalyst in the synthesis of a phenolic resol resin. The evolution of the addition and condensation reactions was quantitatively followed by high performance liquid chromatography. The addition of formaldehyde to phenol was almost exclusively ortho directed. Very low advancement in polymerization was observed, and diaryl compounds were only slightly formed. 13C NMR studies did not show para, para methylene bridges as a result of the poor addition of hydroxymethyl groups onto the para phenolic sites. The change in concentration of free phenol as a parameter of the evolution of the resin during storage was followed by gas chromatography. Disappearance of free phenol did not stop at any of the analysed storing temperatures (room temperature, 48C, and 2208C).
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Kinetics of phenolic resol resin formation by HPLC. III: Zinc acetate / G. Astarloa-Aierbe, J.M. Echeverrı́a, I. Mondragon // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 5873–5878.