Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is a type of polymer and ionomer based on polystyrene. It is the sodium salt of polystyrene sulfonic acid.

t may be prepared by polymerization or copolymerization of sodium styrene sulfonatecitation needed or by sulfonation of polystyrene. The harsh conditions used in this procedure lead to the occurrence of a number of side reactions. Double substitutions of the phenyl rings are known to occur, even with conversions well below 100%. Crosslinking reactions are also found, where condensation of two sulfonic acid groups yield a sulfonyl crosslink. On the other hand, the use of milder conditions such as acetyl sulfate leads to incomplete sulfonation.


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