Pyrene-functionalised alternating copolyimide for sensing nitroaromatic compounds

Burattini, Stefano, Colquhoun, Howard M, Greenland, Barnaby W, Hayes, Wayne and Wade, Mathew (2009) Pyrene-functionalised alternating copolyimide for sensing nitroaromatic compounds. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 30 (6). pp. 459-463. ISSN 1022-1336

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A novel, pyrene‐functionalised copolymer has been synthesised in a single step via imidisation of poly(maleic anhydride‐alt‐1‐octadecene) with 1‐pyrenemethylamine, and its potential for the detection of volatile nitro aromatic compounds (NACs) evaluated. The new copolymer forms complexes in solution with NACs such as 2,5‐dinitrobenzonitrile, as shown by 1H NMR, UV‐vis and fluorescence spectroscopy. Moreover, thin films of this copolymer, cast from THF solution, undergo almost instantaneous fluorescence quenching when exposed to the vapour of 2,5‐dinitrobenzonitrile (a model for TNT) at ambient temperatures and pressures.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Barnaby Greenland
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 07:55
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 08:02

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