Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Copolycondensations of triethyleneglycol bis(4-carboxyphenyl)ether (PEG3), p-amino-benzoic acid (PABA), and p-phenylenediamine (PPD) were studied in order to examine the effect of monomer sequences in the copolyamides upon the transition temperatures of the resulting copolymers. Random copolymerization of these monomers resulted in the copolymers exhibiting a nematic mesophase in a wide range of PABA content. On the other hand, the sequential copolymers composed of PABA/PPD = 1/1 and 2/1, which were prepared from 4,4′-diaminobenzanilide (DABA) and N,N′-bis(4-aminobenzoyl)-p-phenylenediamine (BAB-PPD), respectively, did not show a mesophase. The copolymers of a diamine combination of DABA and PPD exhibited a nematic mesophase, despite the lack of a mesophase for each homopolymer. The combinations of DABA and other diamines were also examined. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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