Poly(azomethine-epoxy-ether) containing phenyl and etoxy moieties: synthesis, characterization and fluorescence property


CHEMICAL PAPERS, vol.72, no.11, pp.2821-2832, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11696-018-0525-4
  • Journal Name: CHEMICAL PAPERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2821-2832
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The design and synthesis of poly(azomethine-epoxy-ether) (PAZ-EP) containing epoxide moiety was described. The purpose of the research was the improvement of poly(azomethine-ether) containing epoxide by introduction of Schiff base moiety. PAZ-EP was synthesized using epichlorohydrin (EP). The structure of the Schiff base (SB) and PAZ-EP were verified by FT-IR, H-1-NMR, C-13-NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopic analyses. Further characterization was employed using photophysical, electrochemical and fluorescence (PL) measurements. Application of TGA and differential scanning calorimetry analyses revealed thermal stability and thus propose a thermal processibility, which makes them potential materials for many contemporary practices. The number of average molecular weight of polymer with a polydispersity index of 1.14 was found to be 6750 Da using a gel permeation chromatography instrument. The highest occupied-lowest unoccupied energy levels and electrochemical () band gap values of PAZ-EP were determined by cyclic voltammetry (CV) measurement. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images were illustrated at different magnifications to study the morphologic property of PAZ-EP.