Polymers are big necessary molecules that make up various substances in living creatures

Polymers are big necessary molecules that make up various substances in living creatures, including cellulose, nucleic acids, and proteins. Polymerization is the process of building a synthetic polymer by linking an unspecified number of tiny molecules (monomers) into a covalently bonded chemical compound of long repeating chain. Polymers can be synthesized or naturally occurring. Synthetic polymers are found in a wide range of consumer products. They can be classified based on different characteristics, and tailored depending on the desired purpose, such as moldability, toughness, flexibility, elasticity, translucence, chemical resistance, color, etc. Different main chains and side chains are utilized to form numerous organic polymers. The backbones of most synthetic polymers are hydrocarbons (making them hydrophobic), whereas hetero-chain polymers have additional elements (e.g. nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur) added along the backbone. Some common everyday use household synthetic polymers include polyurethane, polyester, nylon, Teflon, PVC, and rubber. The majority of synthesized polymers are thermoplastic (after formation, they can be heated and reformed repeatedly), which promotes recycling. The other group (thermosets) cannot be re-melted and will eventually degrade.
In an attempt to familiarize with a few organic chemical reactions utilized to prepare commercial polymers, and run an individual research project concerning the synthesis of an original organic compound and its polymer, SciFinder was used to find if a specific TSE compound (styrene copolymer of 2-cyano-4-fluoro-3-(phenyl)-2- propenoate) has ever been prepared or attempted in polymer synthesis before. SciFinder is a research discovery application that gives access to the world’s most all-inclusive and accurate references, substances and reactions in chemistry. There were no hits or results for the structure searched, which meant there was no record of anyone attempting to synthesize the desired structure. This report will demonstrate the first few steps involved in the process of preparing and creating the novel organic compound and its polymer, as well as some other basic organic reactions in polymer synthesis and property analysis.