This paper presents the synthesis and characterization of polyimides containing a chiral (R,R) or (S,S) 1,3-bis(p-N,N´-dimethylaminobenzyl)-perhydrobenzimidazol-2-thion unit in the backbone. The reactions occur between equimolar amounts of a dianhydride and an aromatic dimethylamine in the presence of the solvent N-methyl-2-pyrollidone (NMP). In this work, the chiral monomer RR and SS -1,3-bis(p-N,N´-dimethylaminobenzyl)-perhydrobenzimidazol- 2-thion were used as diamines. The polyimides obtained were characterized by thermogravimetry (TGA), differential thermal analysis (DTA), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and gel permeation chromatography (GPC). It was found that the composition of the polymer had a significant effect upon the thermal behavior of the material.
YİĞİT, MURAT; SEÇKİN, TURGAY; KÖYTEPE, SÜLEYMAN; and ÇETİNKAYA, ENGİN (2007) "Synthesis and Characterization of Polyimides Prepared from Optically Active (R,R) and (S,S)-1,3-bis(p-N,N´-dimethylaminobenzyl)-perhydrobenzimidazol-2-thion," Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 31: No. 2, Article 1. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol31/iss2/1