Synthesis and characterization of aliphatic polyesteramides mainly composed of alternating diester diamide units from N,N′-bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-oxamide and diacids

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  • Tiao Yin,

    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
    2. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
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  • Hui Yun Sun,

    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
    2. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
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  • Jing Bo Zhao,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
    2. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
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  • Zhi Yuan Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
    2. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
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  • Wan Tai Yang

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
    2. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
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Abstract

This article provided a convenient method to synthesize aliphatic polyesteramides mainly composed of alternating diester diamide units by polycondensation and chain extension. Two kinds of polyesteramide prepolymers were prepared through melt polycondensation from N,N'-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)oxamide and adipic acid or sebacic acid. Chain extension of them was conducted with 2,2′-(1,4-phenylene)-bis(2-oxazoline) and adipoyl biscaprolactamate as combined chain extenders. The chain extended polyesteramides (ExtPEAs) were characterized by IR, 1H NMR, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, wide-angle X-ray scattering, tensile test, and dynamic thermomechanical analysis. The results showed that the ExtPEA(0, m)s were mainly constituted with the diester oxamide alternating units. They had Tm above 140.8°C and the initial decomposition temperature above 298.0°C. They crystallized in similar crystallites to Nylon-66 and were thermoplastic materials with tensile strength up to 31.47 MPa. POLYM. ENG. SCI., 54:756–765, 2014. © 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers

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