Synthesis and characterisation of uniform bisester tetra-amide segments

J. Krijgsman, D. Husken, Jan Feijen, R.J. Gaymans

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The synthesis and characterisation of a new type of high melting and fast crystallising amide units that can be used for copolymerisation have been studied. These bisester tetra-amide or TxTxT-dimethyl segments (T is a terephthalic unit and x=(CH2)n (n=2–8)) can be synthesised in a two-step reaction. These segments are based on two-and-a-half repeating units of nylon-x,T. The structure of the products was confirmed by NMR. The melting temperature and enthalpy of xTx-diamine and TxTxT-dimethyl and -diphenyl were determined by DSC. The melting temperature increases with decreasing length of x. For odd x the melting temperature is lower. The melting temperature and enthalpy of the products decrease with decreasing purity.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)7043-7053
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Nylon-6
  • METIS-217141
  • T
  • Uniform
  • Tetra-amide
  • IR-75195

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