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ISRN Polymer Science
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 531754, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/531754
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of New Organosoluble and Thermally Stable Poly(thioether-amide)s Bearing Pyridine Subunit in the Main Chain

Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, P.O. Box 19395-3697 , Tehran, Iran

Received 11 January 2014; Accepted 3 February 2014; Published 27 April 2014

Academic Editors: H.-L. Chen, W. S. Chow, and A. V. Raghu

Copyright © 2014 Esmael Rostami et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report the synthesis of new polyamides containing 2,6-bis(2-thio-2-(4-carboxyphenyl)-1-oxo)pyridine subunit, under microwave irradiation using Yamasaki phosphorylation method. The solubility, thermal behavior, and viscosity of polyamides were evaluated. The structures of polymers have been characterized using IR and 1H NMR spectroscopy. These polyamides showed good solubility, viscosity, high thermal stability, and glass transition temperatures. Their viscosities and glass transition temperatures are in the range of 0.63–0.88 and 223–295°C, respectively. Thermal stabilities for 10% weight loss (T10) are 137–173°C and for 50% weight loss (T50) are in the range of 483–523°C. The study of surface morphology showed particle and amorphous structures.