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Offline Phalcone42

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polyether synthesis
« on: December 22, 2021, 12:17:06 PM »
Hi, I'm looking to make a hydrogel at home that I can use for gel growth crystallization later.

I'm trying to have some fun with it by making a crosslinked polyether using PEG 3350, sugar as a poly-ol crosslinker, and phosphoric acid (acid catalyst). I picked these since I happen to have them sitting around (mirilax, granulated sugar, and 85% phosphoric acid from a different project). I don't have any practical experience with ether synthesis. What reaction conditions should I have for this?

Any feedback is much appreciated.

Offline rolnor

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Re: polyether synthesis
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2021, 12:46:03 AM »
I think you need to do a literature search, Scifinder, Reaxys.

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