Synthesis of a new crosslinked poly-bisphenol a diglycidyl ether (poly-BADGE) as a carrier in phenol transport


  • Agung Abadi Kiswandono Universitas Lampung
  • Mudasari Mudasir Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara
  • Dwi Siswanta Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara
  • Nurul H. Aprilita Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara
  • Sri J. Santosa Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara
  • Sutopo Hadi Universitas Lampung
  • Taifo Mahmud Oregon State University


phenol transport, PIM, poly-BADGE, Polyeugenol


A new crosslinked poly-bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (poly-BADGE) has been synthesized from polyeugenol and bisphenol A diglycidyl ether by crosslinking them in dioxane under an alkaline condition. The product was characterized using fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), and elemental analysis. FTIR analysis of poly-BADGE showed the loss of the typical vinyl group of eugenol (n 995 cm-1), whereas TG-DTA showed temperature differences between the product (poly-BADGE) and the control compound (polyeugenol) at T5%, T20%, T50% and Tmax. The product was then tested for its capability as a carrier compound in phenol transport using the polymer inclusion membrane (PIM) method. The stability of the PIM membrane towards NaOH was evaluated using FTIR and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The study shows that membranes containing poly-BADGE have great ability and stability to transport phenol; therefore, they may be used as efficient phenol carriers.

Author Biographies

Agung Abadi Kiswandono, Universitas Lampung

Dr. Agung Abadi Kiswandono is a senior lecturer at Department of chemistry, Universitas Lampung specializing in analytical chemistry (membran)

Sutopo Hadi, Universitas Lampung

Sutopo Hadi is professor at Department of Chemistry, Universitas Lampung


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