OJOPM  Vol.2 No.4 , October 2012
Synthesis, Characterisation and Photoresponsive Studies of Lignin Functionalised with 2-(5-(4-dimethylamino-benzylidin)-4-oxo-2-thioxo- thiazolidin-3-yl)-acetic Acid
Abstract: A chromophoric system 2-(5-(4-dimethylamino-benzylidin)-4-oxo-2-thioxo-thiazoli din-3-yl)acetic acid with push-pull electron modulation was synthesised and incorporated onto lignin core (technical lignin, lignin sulphonic acid M.W. 52,400) and the photo responsive behaviour was investigated. The product was characterised by UV-visible, fluores-cence, FT-IR, and NMR spectroscopic methods. The results of the studies show that the incorporation of the chromo-phoric system on to the lignin core enhanced the light absorption and light stabilization properties of the chromophoric system. The remarkable stability on irradiation provides a novel photo responsive system with excellent light fastening properties which would find application in coating materials, dyes, paints etc.
Cite this paper: A. Chandran, S. Kuriakose and T. Mathew, "Synthesis, Characterisation and Photoresponsive Studies of Lignin Functionalised with 2-(5-(4-dimethylamino-benzylidin)-4-oxo-2-thioxo- thiazolidin-3-yl)-acetic Acid," Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 63-68. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2012.24009.

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