Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


Synthesis of new maleimide monomers and their copolymerization

Author(s): BL Hiran, Shivira Bapna, Divya Singh and Sapna Jain

Two new maleimide monomers of 2,4-dimethylbenzene-1-amine and 2,6-dimethylbenzene-1- amine (P24PMI and P26PMI respectively) were synthesized using maleic anhydride, P2O5, concentrated H2SO4 and DMF as a solvent. Both maleimide monomers were copolymerized with each other using azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) as free radical initiator. Monomers and copolymer formation were confirmed by FT-IR and 1H-NMR spectral analysis. Monomers were also confirmed by elemental analysis. Solubility behaviour of monomers and copolymer was also studied.