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    • Synthesis, characterisation and non-isothermal degradation kinetics of novel poly(mono ethylene glycol dimethacrylate-co-4-aminobenzoate)


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      Synthesis of a novel co-polymer made by the addition polymerisation between MEGDMA and 4-AB by aza-Michael addition (AMA) polymerisation method is a fascinating field of research. The present investigationyielded a hazardous metal catalyst-free and toxic solvent-free methodology. The AMA polymerisation was carried out at five different [$M_1/M_2$] values under N$_2$ atmosphere at 100$^{\circ}$C for 2 h. Thus, obtained co-polymer was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, UV–visible reflectance spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The SEM image confirmed the formation of polymer nanoparticles. The non-isothermal degradation kinetics was followed with four different models, such as Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, Auggis-Bennet, Kissinger and Friedman method. Among the modelsused, the Kissinger method yielded the lowest degradation kinetics. The degradation kinetics of the co-polymer was followed with the help of model-free methods. Moreover, it was critically compared with the literature.

    • Synthesis of fluorescent diblock copolymer nanoparticle supported catalyst for the reduction of Cr(VI), p-nitrophenol and rhodamine 6G dye: a comparative study


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      A fluorescent diblock copolymer nanocomposite (DBCNC) was synthesized by ring opening polymerization (ROP) method using rhodamine 6G (R6G) dye as an initiator through bulk polymerization technique. ROP of caprolactonewas carried out at 160$^{\circ}$C for 2 h under nitrogen atmosphere in the presence of stannous octoate (Sn(Oct)$_2$) as a catalyst followed by the ROP of tetrahydrofuran in the presence of phthalicanhydride as a co-monomer. Thus, synthesized fluorescent DBCNC was characterized by various analytical tools such as FTIR spectroscopy, UV–visible spectroscopy fluorescenceemission spectroscopy, DSC, TGA and FESEM. The catalytic reduction of p-nitrophenol (NiP), Cr(VI) and R6G was carried out in the presence of DBCNC as a catalyst with the help of UV–visible spectrophotometer. The apparent rate constant ($k_{app}$) and induction time ($T_i$) were determined from the UV–visible spectral data. The nanosized V$_2$O$_5$ was prepared by a simplechemical reduction of bulk-sized V$_2$O$_5$ by using sodium borohydride (NaBH$_4$) as a reducing agent. During the DBC formation, 0.01 g of nanosized V$_2$O$_5$ was added. This type of polymer supports the catalyst which is very much useful in the catalysis industry because of its easy separation and recyclable property.

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