Certain biscyanamides were synthesized by reacting aromatic diamines with cyanogen bromide. They were used as starting materials for preparing a new series of N-cyano-substituted homopolyamide and copolyamides. Homopolyamide was prepared from the reaction of terephthaloyl dichloride with 4,4'-biscyanamidediphenylmethane. Various copolyamides were prepared by reacting terephthaloyl dichloride with a mixture of an aromatic diamine and the corresponding biscyanamide. The polycondensations were carried out in solution at low temperature in the presence of acid acceptor. In addition, a model compound was synthesized from the reaction of 4,4'-biscyanamidediphenylmethane with a double molar amount of benzoyl chloride. The polyamides were characterized by FTi.r. and IH n.m.r. spectroscopy as well as by inherent viscosity measurements. The modified polyamides showed higher solubility in common solvents than the corresponding unsubstituted polyamide. Crosslinked polymers were obtained by curing the N-cyano-substituted polyamides. Their thermal stability was correlated with the curing conditions as well as the concentration of cyano groups. The cured modified polyamides were stable up to 317-370°C in N 2 or air and afforded anaerobic char yield of 45-58% at 800°C.
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N-Cyano-substituted homopolyamide and copolyamides / Constantinos D. Diakoumakos and John A. Mikroyannidis // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 2227-2232.