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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4 (2007), Issue 2, Pages 265-271

Synthesis, Characterization and Copolymerization of N-(phenylamino)maleimide with MMA

B. L. Hiran, S. N. Paliwal, Jyoti Choudhary, and P. R. Choudhary

Chemical Kinetics and Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, M. L. S. University, Udaipur (Raj.)-313 001, India

Received 23 November 2006; Accepted 22 December 2006

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The free radical copolymerization of N-(phenylamino)maleimide (N-PAMI) was carried. The copolymerization with methyl methacrylate (MMA) was performed at 65°C with AIBN as the initiator in THF solvent. Resulting copolymer was characterized by density measurement, intrinsic viscosity, solubility, FT-IR & 1H NMR spectroscopy. Effect of the solvent and time on copolymer yield was also investigated. The molecular weight of copolymer was determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC). The thermal stability of copolymer was determined by Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).