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Thermal Degradation Analysis of Melamine-Aniline-Formaldehyde Terpolymeric Ligand

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, Nagpur– 01, MS, INDIA
  • 2Department of Statistics, Sydenham College, Mumbai –20, MS, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 11-16, December,18 (2012)


Terpolymeric ligand MAF has been synthesized by the condensation of melamine (M) and aniline (A) with formaldehyde (F) in the presence of an acid catalyst in 1:2:4 molar proportions of the reacting monomers. The characterization of terpolymeric ligand has been done on basis of elemental analysis, IR and 1HNMR. Thermal decomposition curve shows single decomposition step (305-530 0C). Thermal activation energy (Ea) calculated by Sharp-Wentworth (21.10 KJ/mole) method and Freeman-Carroll (21.46 KJ/mole) method are in good agreement. Freeman - Carroll and Sharp -Wentworth methods have been applied for the calculation of kinetic parameters while the data from the Freeman - Carroll methods have been used to determine various thermodynamic parameters.


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