Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 623–629 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of polymeric ionic liquid poly(imidazolium chloride-1,3-diylbutane-1,4-diyl)

  • Ananda S. Amarasekara
  • Preethi Shanbhag
Original Paper


Polymeric ionic liquid poly(imidazolium chloride-1,3-diylbutane-1,4-diyl) with imidazolium cation groups built into the main chain was prepared using two different routes in 92–95% yield, and characterized by FT-IR, 1H, 13C NMR, TGA, and elemental analysis. The first method involved the heating of neat 1-(4-chlorobutyl)-1H-imidazole, whereas the second method involved the heating of an equimolar mixture of 1,1′-(1,4-butanediyl)-bis-imidazole and 1,4-dichlorobutane.


Ionic liquid polymer Imidazolium cation Addition polymerization 



Authors would like to thank Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC)—University of Kansas, American Chemical Society-PRF grant UR1-49436 and NSF grant CBET-0929970 for financial support. NMR Spectrometer used in this study was obtained through a NSF MRI grant CHE-0421290.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPrairie View A&M UniversityPrairie ViewUSA

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