Design and synthesis of aromatic polyesters bearing pendant clickable maleimide groups

TitleDesign and synthesis of aromatic polyesters bearing pendant clickable maleimide groups
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsNagane, SS, Kuhire, SS, Jadhav, UA, Dhanmane, SA, Wadgaonkar, PP
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry
Date PublishedMAR
Type of ArticleArticle
Keywordscrosslinking, maleimide group, modification, polyesters, thiol-maleimide

A bisphenol bearing pendant maleimide group, namely, N-maleimidoethyl-3, 3-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-isobenzopyrrolidone (PPH-MA) was synthesized starting from phenolphthalein. Aromatic (co)polyesters bearing pendant maleimide groups were synthesized from PPH-MA and aromatic diacid chlorides, namely, isophthaloyl chloride (IPC), terephthaloyl chloride (TPC), and 50:50 mol % mixture of IPC and TPC by low temperature solution polycondensation technique. Copolyesters were also synthesized by polycondensation of different molar proportions of PPH-MA and bisphenol A with IPC. Inherent viscosities and number-average molecular weights of aromatic (co)polyesters were in the range of 0.52-0.97 dL/g and 20,200-32,800 g/mol, respectively indicating formation of medium to reasonably high-molecular-weight polymers. C-13 NMR spectral analysis of copolyesters revealed the formation of random copolymers. The 10% weight loss temperature of (co)polyesters was found in the range 470-484 degrees C, indicating their good thermal stability. A selected aromatic polyester bearing pendant maleimide groups was chemically modified via thiol-maleimide Michael addition reaction with two representative thiol compounds, namely, 4-chlorothiophenol and 1-adamantanethiol to yield post-modified polymers in a quantitative manner. Additionally, it was demonstrated that polyester containing pendant maleimide groups could be used to form insoluble crosslinked gel in the presence of a multifunctional thiol crosslinker. (c) 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2019, 57, 630-640

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