Synthesis of Sugar-Substituted Cyclic and Polymeric Phosphazenes and Their Oxidation, Reduction, and Acetylation Reactions

Harry R. Allcock, Angelo G. Scopelianos

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Abstract

Sugar residues have been linked to cyclic and high-polymeric phosphazenes. Selective blocking of the 1,2- and 5,6-hydroxyl groups of α-D-glucose by acetone allowed linkage to the phosphazene via the remaining hydroxyl unit. Hydrolysis of the blocked, sugar-substituted phosphazenes brought about deprotection. The deprotected derivatives were then modified chemically by oxidation, reduction, and acetylation. The resultant high polymers are the first members of a new class of hydrophilic or water-soluble macromolecules. Their properties and structural characterization are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-719
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecules
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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