Synthesis and characterization of star-shaped imide compounds

  • Jeon, Eunju (School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)) ;
  • Yoon, Tae-Ho (School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST))
  • Received : 2012.01.05
  • Accepted : 2012.01.30
  • Published : 2012.03.01


Novel star-shaped imide compounds containing electron-donating triphenylamine and/or electron-withdrawing bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl side groups were synthesized via a two-step process. First, 3,6-dibromo-benzene-1,2,4,5-tetracarboxylic acid (2B4BA) was reacted with 4-aminophenyl (diphenylamine) (ATPA) or 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)aniline (6FA) by imide reaction. Then, Suzuki coupling reaction was carried out on these compounds with 4-(N,N-diphenylamino)-1-phenyl boronic acid (BTPA) or 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl boronic acid (6FBB), resulting in 3,6-bis[4-(diphenylamino)phenyl]-N,N'-bis[4-(diphenylamino) phenyl]-pyromellitimide (TPTPPI), 3,6-bis[3,5-bis(trifluoro methyl) phenyl]-N,N'-bis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl) phenyl]-pyro mellitimide (6F6FPI) or 3,6-bis[4-(diphenylamino)phenyl]-N,N'-bis[3,5-bistrifluoromethyl)phenyl]-pyromellitimide (6FTPPI). The imide compounds obtained were characterized by NMR, FT-IR, DSC, TGA, melting point analyzer, EA, and solubility measurements. In addition, their optical and electrical properties were evaluated by fluorescence spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry (CV). 6F6FPI exhibited deep blue emission (443 nm), along with high $T_m$ ($382^{\circ}C$) and relatively high $T_g$ ($148^{\circ}C$).


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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