THERE ARE DISCLOSED LIGHT-SENSITIVE POLYESTER CONDENSATION PRODUCTS OF THE BIS(P-CARBOXYBENZYLIDENE)CYCLOALKANONES, OR THEIR ESTERS WITH ORGANIC DIOLS CONTAINING RECURRING GROUPS HAVING THE FORMULA WHEREIN R1 AND R2 ARE HYDROGEN ATOMS, OR TOGETHER REPRESENT THE ATOMS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE A CYCLOALKANONE RING HAVING 5 TO 8 CARBON ATOMS IN THE RING AND G IS THE RESIDUE REMAINING AFTER REMOVAL OF THE HYDROXYL GROUPS FROM AN ORGANIC DIOL. THESE POLYESTERS ARE OBTAINED BY REACTING A DIOL WITH A DIBENZYLIDENEALKANONE MONOMER HAVING THE FORMULA WHEREIN R1 AND R2 ARE AS DEFINED ABOVE AND R3: A HYDROGEN ATOM, A LOWER ALKYL GROUP OR AN ARYL GROUP. AN EXAMPLE OF SUCH A MONOMER DISCLOSED IS 2,5-DI(4-CARBOMETHOXYBENZYLIDENE)CYCLOPENTANONE HAVING THE FORMULA D R A W I N G THIS MONOMER IS OBTAINED BY THE REACTION OF METHYL 4FORMYLBENZOATE AND CYCLOPENTANONE. THERE IS DISCLOSED THE PREPARATION OF A LIGHT-SENSITIVE POLYESTER BY THE REACTION OF DIMETHYLISOPHATHALATE AND 2,5-DI(4-CARBOMETHOXYBENZYLIDENE)CYCLOPENTANONE WITH 1,4-(B-HYDROXYETHOXY)CYCLOHEXANE. THE LIGHT-SENSITIVE POLYESTERS ARE USEFUL IN PHOTO-MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION PROCESSES SUCH AS FOR LITHOGRAPHIC PURPOSE OR A PHOTO-RESISTS.
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PUBLISHED NOVEMBER e3, 1971 T892,006 PHOTOSENSITHVE PQLYMEIRS Thomas M. Laakso and Jack L. R. Williams, both of Kodak Park, Rochester, N.Y. 14650 Filed Sept. 29, 1970, Ser. No. 76,597 Int. Cl. Gillie 1/68 US. Cl. 96115 No Drawing. 12 Pages Specification There are disclosed light-sensitive polyester condensation products of the bis(p-carboxybenzylidene)cycloalkanones, or their esters with organic diols containing recurring groups having the formula wherein R and R are hydrogen atoms, or together represent the atoms necessary to complete a cycloalkanone ring having 5 to 8 carbon atoms in the ring and G is the residue remaining after removal of the hydroxyl groups from an organic diol. These polyesters are obtained by reacting a diol with a dibenzylidcnealkanone monomer having the formula wherein R and R are as defined above and R is a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group or an aryl group. An example of such a monomer disclosed is 2,5-di(4-carbomethoxybenzylidene)cyclopentanone having the formula This monomer is obtained by the reaction of methyl 4- formylbenzoate and cyclopentanone. There is disclosed the preparation of a light-sensitive polyester by the reaction of dimethylisophathalate and 2,5-di(4-carbomethoxybenzylidene)cyclopentanone with 1,4-(fl-hydroxyethoxy)cyclohexane. The light-sensitive polyesters are useful in photo-mechanical reproduction processes such as for lithographic purposes or as photo-resists.