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Product Code B2011-LT-50g
Price $88 ex. VAT

A diamine building block with a phenyl ether core

An intermedia for the synthesis of polyimides and metal complexes in application of sensors, high performance polymers, fuel cell membranes, and electromagnetic shielding

Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews

4,4'-(1,3-Phenylenedioxy)dianiline (TPE-R), CAS number 2479-46-1, a phenyl ether derivative end-capped with two anilines, is a precursor for the synthesis of high thermal resistant polyimides used as fire retardants. TPE-R can also be co-polymerized with other monomers, such as PEG, to manufacture fuel cells membranes with high ionic conductivity (210 mS/cm) and sufficient thermal stability (up to 140 °C). The polyimides composites based on 4,4'-(1,3-phenylenedioxy)dianiline and titanate nanotubes are applied in electromagnetic shielding at microwave frequencies.

By having two amines, TPE-R coordinates to metal centres forming 0D, 1D and 2D metal organic complexes that are used for sensing nitroaromatic compounds.

General Information

CAS Number 2479-46-1
Chemical Formula C18H16N2O2
Full Name 1,3-Bis(4-aminophenoxy)benzene
Molecular Weight 292.33 g/mol
Synonyms 1,3-Bis(p-aminophenoxy)benzene, 1,3-Phenylene bis(p-aminophenyl) ether, 4,4′-(m-Phenylenedioxy)dianiline, m-Bis(p-aminophenoxy)benzene
Classification / Family Diamine building block, Polyimides, Sensors, High performance polymers, Fuel cells, Electromagnetic shielding

Chemical Structure

4,4'-(1,3-Phenylenedioxy)dianiline(TPE-R) chemical structure, CAS 2479-46-1
4,4'-(1,3-Phenylenedioxy)dianiline(TPE-R) chemical structure, CAS 2479-46-1

Product Details

Purity >99%
Melting Point Tm = 115 °C – 118 °C
Appearance Pale yellow to reddish yellow powder/crystal

MSDS Documentation

4,4'-(1,3-Phenylenedioxy)dianiline(TPE-R)4,4'-(1,3-Phenylenedioxy)dianiline(TPE-R) MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Low temperature microwave fabrication of three-dimensional graphene/polyimide foams with flexibility strain responsivity, A. Zhong et. al., Compos. Part A Appl., 137, 105995(2020); DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105995.
  2. Carbon fabric reinforced propargyl ether/phthalonitrile composites produced by vacuum infusion, B. Bulgakov et al., Mendeleev Commun., 28(1), 44-46(2018); DOI: 10.1016/j.mencom.2018.01.014.
  3. Effect of increase ionic liquid uptake via thermal annealing on mechanical properties of polyimide-poly(ethylene glycol) segmented block copolymer membranes, G. Ciftcioglu et al., Molecules, 26, 2143(2021); DOI: 10.3390/molecules26082143.
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