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Khalil Faghihi

Khalil Faghihi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9884-1788
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 6603751266
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Novel Semi Crystalline, Soluble and Magnetic Poly(imideether)/ Zeolite Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Computational Study
poly(imide-ether) (PIE) · Magnetic nanocomposites · Dimethyl amino group · Magnetic zeolite
Journal Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials
Researchers zahra mobaraki ، Hassan Moghanian ، Khalil Faghihi ، Meisam Shabanian


In this research new magnetic and semi crystalline poly(imide-ether)/zeolite nanocomposites were successfully fabricated via solution intercalation technique. For this purpose, novel functional diamine monomer, 4-(bis (4-(4-aminophenoxy)- 2,5-dimethylphenyl) methyl)-N,N-dimethylbenzenamine (5), containing flexible ether, methyl and dimethylamino groups was successfully synthesized via three step reactions. The synthesized diamine (5), was used to prepare related soluble aromatic poly(imide-ether) (PIE) as a source of polymeric matrix by reaction with benzophenone-3,3Œ,4,4Œ-tetracarboxylic dianhydride. The synthesized PIE was assessed by Fourier transform infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR) techniques. The synthesized PIE revealed good solubility in dipolar aprotic solvents at room temperature. The molecular geometry and electronic properties of PIE units in the ground state by DFT and B3LYP method with 6-31G (d) as basis set were studied. Due to incorporation of N,N-dimethyl amino group as an electron donor on the benzene ring in the structure of PIE, the highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMO) are localized mainly on N,N-dimethyl aniline. The calculated energy values of HOMO and LUMO were . 5.48 and . 3.02 eV, respectively. Also, the HOMO.LUMO gap value of the studied PIE is . 2.06 eV which show PIE units having a small energy gap and are known as soft molecule. Nanozeolites ZSM-5 which synthesized from hydrothermal treatment was magnetized via chemical co-precipitation and used for preparation of new poly(imideether)/zeolite nanocomposites (PIEN 3% and PIEN 5%). The nanostructure and different properties of the nanocomposites were examined using transmission electron microscope, X-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet.visible, gravimetric analysis of XRD studies illustrated that novel synthesized PIE and their nanocomposites exhibited a semi crystallinly pattern in X-ray diffraction analysis. The crystalline morphology of samples might be because of