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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8 (2011), Issue 4, Pages 1993-1999

Synthesis and Structural Studies of Some Inorganic Polymers of Succinoyl Carboxymethyl Cellulose

H. D. Juneja,1 Manisha Joshi,2 and N. T. KhatiI3

1Department of Chemistry, R T M Nagpur University, Nagpur-440033, India
2Department of Chemistry, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur-440019, India
3Department of Chemistry, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur-440019, India

Received 17 January 2011; Accepted 1 March 2011

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The inorganic polymers containing transition metals such as Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) were synthesized by using succinoyl carboxymethyl cellulose (SCMC) in aqueous media. The newly synthesized polymers were characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, TG analysis, UV reflectance spectra and magnetic moment. On the basis of these studies, the composition of the polymeric unit was found to be [M(II)L]n, [Mʼ(II)L.2H2 O]n, {[Mˮ(II)L.2H2O]n H2O}, where M= Zn(II), Mʼ = Mn(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) and Mˮ = Co(II), L = SCMC ligand. On the basis of instrumental techniques, it has been found that the [Zn(II)(SCMC)]n inorganic polymer has tetrahedral geometry, whereas {[Cu(II)(SCMC)].2H2O}n has square planar geometry and [Mn(II)(SCMC).2H2O]n, {[Co(II)(SCMC).2H2O)].H2O}n and [Ni(II) (SCMC).2H2O]n have octahedral geometry. The decomposition temperatures of the inorganic polymers have been determined by TGA. The TGA reveal that the Mn(II) polymer of SCMC is highly thermally stable than rest of the polymers and these polymers can be used as thermal resisting materials.