BAFP (2,6-bis[4-(4-amino-2-trifluoromethylphenoxy)benzoyl] pyridine), a synthesized polyimide compound, was exploited for the first time to analyze its interaction with human serum albumin (HSA) by molecular modeling, fluorescence and Fourier transform infrared attenuated total reflection spectroscopy (FTIR ATR) with drug concentrations of 3.3 x 10(-6) to 3.0 x 10(-5) mol L(-1). Molecular docking was performed to reveal the possible binding mode. The results suggested that BAFP can strongly bind to human serum albumin (HSA) and the primary binding site of BAFP is located in site II of HSA, which is supported by the results from the competitive experiment. The binding constants for the interaction of BAFP with HSA have been evaluated from relevant fluorescence data at different temperatures (296, 303, 310 and 308 K). The alterations of the protein secondary structure in the presence of BAFP in aqueous solution were quantitatively calculated by the evidences from FTIR ATR spectroscopes. The binding process was exothermic and spontaneous, as indicated by the thermodynamic analyses, and the major part of the binding energy is hydrophobic interaction, which is also in good agreement with the results of molecule modeling study. The enthalpy change DeltaH(0), the free energy change DeltaG(0) and the entropy change DeltaS(0) of 296 K were calculated to be -7.75, -27.68 kJ mol(-1) and 67.33 J mol(-1) K(-1), respectively.