Synthesis of a Novel Ladder Poly(azomethine-ester) Based on PET Waste Bottles

Issam, A. Mohammed and Shahabuddin, Syed and Kareem, Huda Salah and Mohamad, Sharifah and Saidur, Rahman (2019) Synthesis of a Novel Ladder Poly(azomethine-ester) Based on PET Waste Bottles. International Polymer Processing, 34 (3). pp. 296-306. ISSN 0930-777X, DOI

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In the present investigation, a novel ladder polymer, poly(azomethine ester), was prepared via solution polycondensation polymerization between terephthalic acid and the novel monomer. Terephthalic acid was regenerated from PET waste bottles by saponification process, whereas p-phenylenediamine was obtained via Hoffmann rearrangement method. A novel monomer, namely N,N’-bis(2,5-dihydroxy benzylidene)-1,4-diaminobenzene was prepared from the reaction of 2,5-di-hydroxybenzadehyde with p-phenylenediamine in the ratio of 2:1, respectively. For the first time a solution polycondensation method has been employed for the synthesis of a ladder polymer which is otherwise prepared commonly via Diels-Al-der cycloaddition reaction. The synthesized ladder polymer was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H NMR), carbon nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (13C NMR), elemental analysis (CHN), X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The results revealed that the ladder polymer possess highly regular ladder like framework, and that most of the ester groups have taken part in the side-by-side polymerization reaction. © Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich Intern.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University Malaya Research Grant (UMRG), RP006A-13SUS, Sunway University: internal grant (INT-2018-SST-RCNMET-04)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polycondensation; Cyclic voltammetry; Oxidative polycondensation
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 04:38
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 04:38

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