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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 198652, 9 pages
Research Article

New Polymer Syntheses Part 57: Thermally Stable New Ferrocene-Polyazomethines, Synthetic Methodology, and Characterization

1Polymer Laboratory 122, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut 71516, Egypt
2Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

Received 1 July 2012; Accepted 10 October 2012

Academic Editor: Franck Le Derf

Copyright © 2013 Mona Ahmed Abdel-Rahman 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.


A new interesting category of higher thermally stable polyazomethines containing ferrocene in the polymers main chain 6ae  was synthesized by solution-polycondensation reaction of 1-(m-formylphenyl)-1′-(5-formyl-2-methoxyphenyl)-ferrocene monomer 4 with different aliphatic and aromatic diamines. A model compound 5 was synthesized from dialdehyde monomer 4 with aniline and was characterized by elemental and spectral analyses. The desirable resulting polymers were characterized by elemental and spectral analyses, in addition to solubility measurement using different solvents. The thermal properties of these polymers were evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements. The redox behaviours were studied for the ferrocene polymers in comparison with both the parent ferrocene monomer and the model compound by using cyclic voltammetry (CV).