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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 4 (2007), Issue 2, Pages 222-231

Synthesis and Characterization of Some New Thermal Stable Polymers - Polymerization of N-[4-N´ -(Benzylamino-carbonyl)phenyl]maleimide

B. L. Hiran, Jyoti Chadhary, S. N. Paliwal, Suresh Meena, and P. R. Chaudhary

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

Received 14 October 2006; Accepted 15 November 2006

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This article describes the synthesis and characterization of homopolymer (H-BCPM) of N-[4-N'-(benzylamino-carbonyl) phenyl] maleimide (N-BACPMI) and copolymer (C-BCPM) of N-BACPMI with n-butyl acrylate (BA). The new monomer was synthesized from p-aminobenzoic acid, maleic anhydride and benzylamine. The homopolymerization of N-BACPMI is initiated by free radical using AIBN in THF solvent at 65°C. Radical copolymerization of N-BACPMI with BA, initiated by AIBN, was performed in THF solvent using equimolar amount. Effect of the different free radical initiator AIBN, BPO and solvents p-Dioxane, THF, DMF and DMSO was studied. Homopolymer and Copolymer were characterized by intrinsic viscosity, solubility test, FT-IR, 1H-NMR spectral analysis and elemental analysis. Thermal behaviour was studied by Thermo gravimetric analysis.