Crystal Structure and Thin Film Morphology of BBL Ladder Polymer
Crystal structure and morphology of poly[7-oxo-7H-benzyl(d,e)imidazo(4′,5′:5,6)-benzimidazo(2,1-a)isoquinoline-3,4:10,11-tetrayl)-10-carbonyl] (BBL) ladder-like polymer were studied. The polymer forms a two-dimensional lattice of nematic liquid crystalline structure. An orthorhombic unit cell with cell parameters of a = 7.87 b = 3.37 c = 11.97 Å was determined from the fiber diffraction pattern. In this films, the rigid chains spontaneously form a layered structure across the film thickness, but in a very unusual manner, i.e. the very large molecular plane is standing perpendicularly to the film surface plane. The results are identical to our recent results of poly (p-phenylene benzobisthiazole) (PBT) film. The polymer, however, lost its anisotropic order upon extrusion into a film and resulted in a fiber-like structure.
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Song, H. H.; Fratini, Albert; Chabinyc, Michael; Agrawal, A. K.; Burkette, J.; Dudis, Douglas; and Arnold, F. E., "Crystal Structure and Thin Film Morphology of BBL Ladder Polymer" (1995). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 66.