1,2-Diaminoethane-containing epoxy resins for separation of aldehydes

Bicak N., SOYDAN A., Senkal B. F. , KOZA G., YENER M.

REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, vol.39, no.3, pp.197-205, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1381-5148(98)00010-8
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-205


Epoxy-amine resin obtained by inverse suspension polycondensation of epichlorohydrin with ethylenediamine has been demonstrated to be very useful for selective separation of aldehydes from the mixtures. 1,2-Diamino ethane units in the crosslinked structure can be regard as polymeric analog of Wanzlick reagent (1,2-dianilo ethane) which readily condenses with aldehydes to form five-membered cyclic structures, imidazolines. In the presence of mineral acids the imidazoline ring decomposes into its components. This reverse reaction serves a means of regenerability of the aldehyde loaded polymer. The method described in the present study is especially suitable for extraction and recovery of aromatic aldehydes from organic mixtures, even in small quantities.