Chemical Reactivity Behavior of Polyethylene and Polyacetylene Depending on Number of Unit via Global Reactivity Parameters and Some Spectral Results

Authors(3) :-Fatih Ucun, Tugce Akin, Ahmet Tokatli

Polymers are composed of a large number of repeating units, forming a chain. In the present study, the chemical reactivity or stabilities of polyethylene and polyacetylene polymer molecules were investigated depending on the number of unit (n) via global reactivity parameters and some spectral results, In this context, after the geometry optimizations of the molecules were carried out at B3LYP/6–311++G(d,p) level, their global reactivity parameters such as EHOMO, ELUMO, energy gap between ELUMO and EHOMO, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity, chemical potential, hardness, softness, electrophilicity and nucleophilicity, and their spectral results such as IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR have been calculated and, commented. It was seen that their activities increase with the increasing number of unit (n) but, become nearly constant after n=10 for polyethylene and, after n=18 for polyacetylene. The bigger unit number for polyacetylene was attributed to that it is an unsaturated molecule. In addition we have concluded that these obtained unit numbers are theoretically enough to investigate the chemical properties of these polymers.

Authors and Affiliations

Fatih Ucun
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Suleyman Demirel University Iaparta,Turkey
Tugce Akin
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Suleyman Demirel University Iaparta,Turkey
Ahmet Tokatli
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Suleyman Demirel University Iaparta,Turkey

Polymer, Number of unit, Global Parameters, Spectrum, DFT

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 10 | September-October 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-09-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 22-29
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET184109
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Fatih Ucun, Tugce Akin, Ahmet Tokatli, " Chemical Reactivity Behavior of Polyethylene and Polyacetylene Depending on Number of Unit via Global Reactivity Parameters and Some Spectral Results, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 10, pp.22-29, September-October-2018. Available at doi :
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