Synthesis, characterization, optical, and electrochemical properties of thermal stable novel poly(azomethine-ether)s

KAYA İ., Avci A., KOLCU F., Culhaoglu S.

DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, vol.17, no.5, pp.481-490, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15685551.2013.867581
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-490
  • Keywords: poly(azomethine-ether)s, thermal analysis, thermally stable polymers, cyclic voltammetry, band gap, LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS, ELECTRICAL-CONDUCTIVITY, POLYCONDENSATION, (AZOMETHINE, BEHAVIOR, MOIETY
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the novel Schiff base monomers were synthesized by condensation reactions. Then, these monomers were converted to poly(azomethine-ether)s by oxidative polycondensation (OP) reactions in an aqueous alkaline medium. The structural characterizations of compounds were carried out by FT-IR, NMR, and size exclusion chromatography (SEC). According to the SEC analysis, the calculated number-average molecular weight (M-n), weight average molecular weight (M-w), and polydispersity index values of P-2 and P-4 were found to be 17,500gmol(-1), 24,400gmol(-1), and 1.39; and 18,700gmol(-1), 25,600gmol(-1), and 1.36, respectively. The HOMO-LUMO energy levels, electrochemical (E-g'), and optical (E-g) band gaps of polymers were calculated from cyclic voltammetry (CV) and UV-vis measurements, respectively. CV was used to determine the electrochemical oxidation-reduction characteristics of polymers. Thermal characterizations of compounds were made by using TG-DTA and DSC techniques. According to TG analysis, polymers with higher initial degradation temperatures (T-on) than those of their monomers indicate that the synthesized polyphenols have higher thermal stabilities than their monomer species.