New Complexes of Polyurea with Copper (II), Manganese (II) and Chromium (III) (Synthesis and Characterization)

Abstract

AbstractNew coordination polymers of the transition metal ions Cu(II), Mn(II)m Cr(III) with six polyurea ligands were prepared. The polyurea ligands were synthesized by the condensation of urea with the corresponding diamine. These ligands were:- Poly (N,N`-1,4-phenylene diamine) urea(PPU)- Poly (N,N`-1,3-phenylene diamine) urea(PMU)- Poly (N,N`-1,2-phenylene diamine) urea(POU)- Poly (N,N`-2,4-Toluidene diamine) urea(PTU)- Poly (N.N`-Benzidene) urea(PBU)- Poly (N,N`-ethylene diamine) urea(PEU)The prepared compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, UV, IR and H1NMR spectroscopy and magnetic susceptibility measurements. Moreover, thermal stability were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). For polyureas it was found that increasing aromaticity inhances thermal stability as follows:PBU > PPU > PMU ≈ PTU > POU > PEUOn the other hand, the higher thermal stability was observed for Mn(II) followed by Cr(III) then Cu(II) complexes. The structure of the complexes was suggested on the basis of the physicochemical measurements obtained. The ligand acts as mono or bidentate with copper and manganese complexes with tetracoordination while the chromium complexes are hexadentate.