Table of Contents
Journal of Polymers
Volume 2014, Article ID 472901, 7 pages
Research Article

Main Chain Noncentrosymmetric Hydrogen Bonded Macromolecules Incorporating Aniline, Alkanol, and Alkanoic Acid Hydrogen Bond Donors

1Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
2ABC Laboratories, Columbia, MO 65202, USA

Received 22 November 2013; Accepted 25 March 2014; Published 27 April 2014

Academic Editor: Jean-Marc Saiter

Copyright © 2014 Jeremy R. Wolf. 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.


The syntheses and characterization of three noncentrosymmetric main chain hydrogen bonded macromolecules which incorporate aniline, alkanoic acid, and alkanol hydrogen bond donor units are reported. These macromolecules participate in weak intermolecular hydrogen bonding as demonstrated using attenuated total reflectance (ATR) FTIR. The phase transitions of these macromolecules depend on the identity of the hydrogen bond donor.