Copolymerization of 5-[4-(methacryloylamino)phenyl]-10,15, 20-triphenylporphyrin with Styrene: Investigation of Spectroscopic, Structural and Thermal Properties

Saltan F., Palamutlu A., Akat H.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER MATERIALS, vol.36, pp.133-147, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.32381/jpm.2019.36.02.3
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-147


In this work, tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) compound was first synthesized by the condensation reaction of pyrrole and benzaldehyde using Adler method. Then, the synthesized tetraphenylporphyrin was nitrated with sodium nitrite. Nitro-functionalized porphyrin (TPP-NO2) compound was reduced to amine-functional using ammonia and this amine- functionalized porphyrin was reacted with methacryloyl chloride to obtain porphyrin-derived radical monomer (TPP-MAO). Copolymer was synthesized with obtained porphyrin functional monomer and styrene by free radical polymerization method. Structural characterization and spectroscopic studies of the synthesized compounds were carried out by FTIR, H-1-NMR, UV spectroscopy. The molecular weight and thermal properties of the copolymer were determined using gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and thermogravimetry (TG). Tetraphenyl porphyrin containing polymer shows good photoluminescence property.