Studies of thermally assisted interactions of polysulphide polymer with ionic liquids

  • Nandkishor B Shirsath
  • Gaurav R Gupta
  • Vikas V Gite
  • Jyotsna S Meshram


The present paper, for the first time, reports analysis regarding the structural interactions of polysulphide polymer with ionic liquids (ILs), which have been studied by thermo-gravimetry analysis (TGA). A systematic thermal analysis of polysulphide polymer has been carried out, based on polymerization and series of ILs like tetrabutyl ammonium hexa-fluorophosphate [TBA][\(\hbox {PF}_{6}\)], N-butylpyridinium bromide [Bpy][Br] and 1-butyl-3-methyl imidazolium bromide [Bmim][Br] using a thermal gravimetry analyser.  The plausible mechanism of the interactions and thermally induced reactions of polysulphide polymer with ILs has been advanced and discussed. The probable interactions of polysulphide polymer with [Bmim][Br] and [TBA][\(\hbox {PF}_{6}\)] are also discussed. The interactions between polysulphide polymer and ILs were confirmed by Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, TGA–differential thermo-gravimetry analysis and field emission scanning electron microscopy analysis.

Graphical abstract


Polysulphide polymer [TBA][\(\hbox {PF}_{6}\)[Bmim][Br] TGA–DTA polymerization 



We acknowledge the School of Chemical Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, and Shri G H Raisoni Doctoral Fellowship for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nandkishor B Shirsath
    • 1
  • Gaurav R Gupta
    • 1
  • Vikas V Gite
    • 1
  • Jyotsna S Meshram
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical SciencesNorth Maharashtra UniversityJalgaonIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryRashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur UniversityNagpurIndia

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