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Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(azomethine ester)s with a Pendent Dimethoxy Benzylidene Group

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Recently, soluble poly(azomethine ester)s with good thermal stability and liquid crystalline properties are much sought after in opto-electronic field. One such attempt was to synthesize poly(azomethine ester)s with a pendent group. In this study, the newly synthesized diacid monomer benzalaniline 3’-4’dimethoxy terepthalic acid was condensed with two diol monomers to get the polymers with pendent benzylidene group. The diacid monomer was characterized by UV, IR, NMR and CHNS analysis. The polymers were characterized by IR, TGA, and for liquid crystalline property. Polymer-I showed the highest thermal stability upto 335°C. Polymer-II exhibited liquid crystalline nature along with good solubility and thermal stability.

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B. Vasanthi and L. Ravikumar, "Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(azomethine ester)s with a Pendent Dimethoxy Benzylidene Group," Open Journal of Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 70-77. doi: 10.4236/ojpchem.2013.33013.


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