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New Fluorescent, Thermally Stable and Film Forming Polyimines Containing Naphthyl Rings

Farah Qureshi, Muhammad Yar Khuhawar, Taj Muhammad Jahangir


Three new aliphatic-aromatic polymers having naphthyl rings were prepared by the polycondenstion of dialdehydes or diketone monomers with 1,5-naphthalenediamine or 1,4-phenylenediamine. The monomers were prepared by the reaction of aromatic aldehyde or ketone with 1,6-dibromohexane. The molecular mass of the monomers was confirmed through E.I mass spectroscopy. The structures of monomers and polymers were characterized by 1HNMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, SEM and TG/DTA. Fluorescence emissions of monomers and polymers were recorded and their quantum yields were calculated, all the compounds showed fluorescence property and indicated violet, blue-green, orange and red light emissions. The quantum yields of the polymers were obtained within the range of 0.04 to 24.3%. The semicrystalline and amorphous nature of the polymers was analyzed through powdered X-ray diffraction. Antimicrobial activities of the polymers were examined against different bacterial and fungal species. Thin film forming ability of the synthesized polymers was evaluated by making their blends with PVC (poly vinyl chloride) in different w/w% ratios.


Polyimines; fluorescence; thermal stability; thin films; morphology

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