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Copolymers of Aniline with O-Anthranilic Acid: Synthesis and Characterization

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Chemical copolymerization of aniline with o-anthranilic acid in aqueous 1 M HCl was carried out at different molar ratios of aniline and o-anthranilic acid, and was characterized by FTIR and UVVisible spectroscopy, elemental analysis and electrical conductivity. From FTIR and UV-Visible spectroscopy, we observed that o-anthranilic acid had been introduced into the polymer chain successfully. The percent yield of o-anthanilic acid copolymer with aniline decreases as the percent of aniline increases. An increase in the % C can be observed as the amount of o-anthranilc acid in the copolymer decrease or the amounts of aniline increase. Copolymerization of aniline with o-anthranilic acid would improve the resulting polymer via increasing the molecular weight and the conductivity as well.

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Melad, O. and Esleem, M. (2015) Copolymers of Aniline with O-Anthranilic Acid: Synthesis and Characterization. Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, 5, 31-36. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2015.52003.


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