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Journal of Polymers
Volume 2013, Article ID 278576, 6 pages
Research Article

Condensation Polymers of Terephthalic Acid and 1,4-Diaminobutane and Their Schiff Base Complexes

1Shroff S. R. Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology, Block No. 402, At & Post Vataria, District Bharuch, Gujarat 393002, India
2Department of Chemistry, Government Autonomous Model Science College, Jabalpur 482001, India

Received 12 June 2013; Accepted 1 July 2013

Academic Editor: Yves Grohens

Copyright © 2013 Sandeep Rai 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.


Amino-terminated oligomeric poly(tetramethylene terephthalamide) (PTTA) was prepared by condensation of terephthalic acid and 1,4-diaminobutane using phosphorylation technique. Schiff base complexes of this polyamide were synthesized with salicylaldehyde and 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), and Cu(II). The polyamide as well as Schiff base complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, and magnetic susceptibility measurements. Thermal stabilities of ligand and its various complexes were compared by thermogravimetric analysis.