Synthesis and Characterization of Supramolecular Polymeric Materials Containing Azopyridine Units

Authors

  • Marta Millaruelo,

    1. Polymer and Liquid Crystal Group (CLyP), Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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  • Luiz S. Chinelatto,

    1. Polymer and Liquid Crystal Group (CLyP), Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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  • Luis Oriol,

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer and Liquid Crystal Group (CLyP), Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
    • Polymer and Liquid Crystal Group (CLyP), Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain. Fax: +34 976 762686
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  • Milagros Piñol,

    1. Polymer and Liquid Crystal Group (CLyP), Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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  • Jose-Luis Serrano,

    1. Polymer and Liquid Crystal Group (CLyP), Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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  • Rosa M. Tejedor

    1. Polymer and Liquid Crystal Group (CLyP), Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Abstract

Summary: The synthesis and characterization of a series of supramolecular polymeric complexes formed by H-bonding interactions between benzoic acid and azopyridine derivatives are described. A series of polymeric networks have been synthesized using a polymethacrylate bearing benzoic acid units as side groups, and several polymers with azopyridine as H-acceptor side groups. Furthermore, low-molecular-weight pyridine derivatives have been used to prepare an homologous side-chain polymer, and a network with azopyridine as a non-covalent crosslinker. Special attention was paid to the thermal and mesomorphic properties of these materials, which were studied by DSC, POM, and XRD.

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Micrograph of the mesomorphic melt of a sample taken at 130 °C on cooling from the isotropic state.

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