Polymer Science, Series B

, Volume 60, Issue 6, pp 789–797 | Cite as

New Microporous Thiophene-Pyridine Functionalized Imine-Linked Polymer for Carbon-Dioxide Capture

  • Suha S. AltarawnehEmail author
  • Taher S. Ababneh
  • Lo’ay A. Al-Momani
  • Ibtesam Y. Aljaafreh
Functional Polymers


The synthesis, porosity and the capability for carbon dioxide gas-capture of functionalized thiophene- pyridine microporous imine-linked polymer synthesized via the Schiff base condensation reaction between (1,3,5-triformyl thienyl benzene) and 2,6-diaminopyridine is described. The structural formation of the polymer was successfully confirmed via 13C NMR (CP-MAS) and IR spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. The polymer has the good thermal stability up to 380°C, a non-defined aggregated particles morphology and amorphous nature. From the argon sorption isotherm at 87 K, the polymer revealed a moderate Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area (372 m2/g) and micro-size pores (~5 Å). The CO2 uptake was studied at 273 and 298 K to evaluate the polymer tendency for capturing CO2 from the surrounding atmosphere. At 298 K, the polymer has shown a reversible adsorption-desorption isotherm with significant uptake (11.4 wt %) at 1.0 atm. The binding energy of CO2 at zero gas coverage is 24 kJ/mol and decreased upon loading.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suha S. Altarawneh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Taher S. Ababneh
    • 1
  • Lo’ay A. Al-Momani
    • 1
  • Ibtesam Y. Aljaafreh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyTafila Technical UniversityTafilaJordan

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