By Chatchai Veranitisagul, Attaphon Kaewvilai , Sarawut Sangngern, Woawat Wattanathana, Songwut Suramitr,  Nattamon Koonsaeng and Apirat Laobuthee

Year 2011


N,M-bis(2-hydroxybenzyl)alkyamines, benzoxazine dimers, are the major product producrd from benzoxazine monomers on mono-functional phenol by the one step ring opening reaction. Due to the metal responsive property of  benzoxazine dimers, in this present work, N,N-bis(5-methyl2-hydroxybenzyl)methylamine (MMD), N,N-bis(5-ethyl-2hydroxybenzy)methylamine (EMD), and  N,N-bis(5-methoxy-2-hydroxydenzyl)methyl amine (MeMD), are considered as novel ligands for rare earth metal ion, such as cerium(III) ion. The complex formed when  the clear and colorless solution of cerium nitrate and benzoxazine dimers were mixed, results in a brown colored solution. The metal-ligand ratios determined by the molar ratio and the Job’s methods were found to be in a ratio of 1:6. To clarify the evidence of the complex formation mechanism, the interactions among protons in benzoxazine dimers both prior to and after the formation of complexes were determined by mean of [superscript1]H-NMR, 2D-NMR and a computational simulation. The single phase ceris (CeO[subscript2]) was successfully prepared by thermal decomposition of the Ce(III)-benzoxazine dimers complex at 600 agree Celsius for 2 h, was then  charaterzed using XRD. In addition, the ceria powder investigated by TEM is spherical with an average diameter of 20 nm.

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