Accession Number:

AD0681363

Title:

ISOMERIC AND SUBSTITUENT EFFECTS IN SOME DIBENZOYLBENZENE-DIAMINE POLYMERS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DEPT OF CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

An investigation was undertaken to determine the properties of a series of polymers based upon various aromatic diamines and several isomeric diketones. Consequently, six isomeric polymers were synthesized by the acid catalyzed polycondensation of p- and m-dibenzoylbenzene with o-, p-, and m-phenylenediamine. Two fluorine containing, isomeric polymers were also synthesized by condensing m-dibenzoylbenzene with tetrafluoro-m-phenylenediamine and tetrafluoro-p-phenylenediamine. Comparative thermal stabilities of the products both in air and under a nitrogen atmosphere were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis. Several of the polymers exhibited a high degree of thermal stability and all of the polymers exhibited essentially the same resistance to initial thermal decomposition in the oxidative as well as the non-oxidative atmosphere. A correlation of molecular structure and geometry with thermal stability and solubility is discussed and a mechanism for initial thermal decomposition of some of the polymers is proposed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE