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Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) 50/50

CAS Number 224962-38-3

Optoelectronic Materials, Photonic and Optical Materials

Product Code M2369A1-500mg
Price $388 ex. VAT

Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), glycidyl methacrylate 50 mol%, low-loss optical waveguide

Photocrosslinkable polymer designed to incorporate photochemical amplification for applications in the field of optoelectronics such as a cladding layer in optical waveguide

Specifications | Pricing and Options | MSDS | Literature and Reviews

Poly (2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) (PFS-co-GMA), CAS number 224962-38-3, is a copolymer with the backbone of fluoroine rich pentafluorostyrene (PFS) and photocrosslinkable glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) units. The combination of pentafluorostyrene and glycidyl methacrylate in the copolymer structure can provide good image retention after development of the cross-linked network.

With good thermal stability and low loss, poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) copolymers have been a promising candidate for the application of optical waveguides. Optical waveguide devices fabricated from PFS-co-GMA as the core and cladding layer material have exhibited optical loss as low as 0.39 dB/cm and 0.42 dB/cm at 1320 and 1550 nm. Optical losses were observed to increase to 0.75 dB/cm at 1550 nm after annealing at 200 °C for 1 h under nitrogen atmosphere.

Fluorinated copolymer

Fluorinated copolymer

For optielectronic applications

Low optical signal lost

Low optical signal lost

As low as 0.39 dB/cm and 0.42 dB/cm at 1320nm and 1550 nm

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High purity

High purity

>98% High purity

Chemical Structure

PFS-co-GMA chemical stucture, CAS 224962-38-3
Chemical structure of poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), CAS 224962-38-3

General Information

CAS Number 224962-38-3
Chemical Formula (C8H3F5)y(C7H10O3)x
Full Name Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), glycidyl methacrylate 50 mol%
Purity >98% (1HNMR)
Form White powder/crystals
Solubility Acetone, chlorinated solvents, DMF, MEK, NEP, THF
Melting Point Tg = 63 °C
Synonyms P(PFS-GMA), PFS-co-GMA, Poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-pentafluorostyrene),  Poly(2,3-epoxypropyl methacrylate-co-pentafluorostyrene)
Composition Glycidyl methacrylate 50 mol %, x = 0.48-0.52, y = 0.48-0.52
Classification / Family Polystyrenes, Glycidyl methacrylate copolymers, Cross-linkable polymers, Photonic and optical materials


Batch Quantity Price
M2369A1 500 mg £310
M2369A1 1 g £480
M2369A1 5 g £1650

Batch details

Batch Mw Mn PDI Stock Info
M2369A1 51,836 12,167 4.31 In stock

MSDS Documentation

Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) MSDSPoly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Low-Loss Passive Optical Waveguides Based on Photosensitive Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), C. Pitois et al., Macromolecules, 32, 9, 2903–2909 (1999); DOI: 10.1021/ma981057x.
  2. Controlled Synthesis of Poly(pentafluorostyrene-ran-methyl methacrylate) Copolymers by Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization and Their Use as Dielectric Layers in Organic Thin-film Transistors, A. Peltekoff et al., Polymers, 12, 1231 (2020); DOI: 10.3390/polym12061231.
  3. Synchronously improved wave-transparent performance and mechanical properties of cyanate ester resins via introducing fluorine-containing linear random copolymer, Y. Zhou et al., Adv Compos Hybrid Mater 4, 1166–1175 (2021); DOI: 10.1007/s42114-021-00349-3.
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