Synthesis and thermal stability, dielectric and conductivity characteristics of some aromatic anhydride-modified carbazole polymers



Copolycondensates have been prepared from carbazole, poly(N-vinylcarbazole) and various aromatic anhydrides, e.g., phthalic anhydride, trimellitic acid anhydride, pyromellitic dianhydride, naphthalene tetracarboxylic dianhydride, and benzophenone tetracarboxylic dianhydride in presence of the Friedel–Crafts catalyst anhydrous zinc chloride at high temperature. The polymers have been characterized by elemental analyses and IR spectroscopy. Thermal stabilities, dielectric, and conductivity behaviors of these polymers have also been evaluated and it has been observed that these properties show interesting differences depending upon the nature of the anhydride.