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Title: Rigid fluorinated polyimides with well-defined polystyrene/ poly(pentafluorostyrene) side chains from atom transfer radical polymerization
Authors: Fu, G.D.
Kang, E.T. 
Neoh, K.G. 
Lin, C.C.
Liaw, D.J.
Issue Date: 6-Sep-2005
Citation: Fu, G.D., Kang, E.T., Neoh, K.G., Lin, C.C., Liaw, D.J. (2005-09-06). Rigid fluorinated polyimides with well-defined polystyrene/ poly(pentafluorostyrene) side chains from atom transfer radical polymerization. Macromolecules 38 (18) : 7593-7600. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/ma0506435
Abstract: Comb-shaped copolymers consisting of rigid fluorinated polyimide (FPI) backbone and well-defined polystyrene (PS) side chains (FPI-cb-PS), or poly(pentafluorostyrene) (PFS) side chains (FPI-cb-PFS), were synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) from the bromide-containing FPI macroinitiators (FPI-Br). The sizes of the FPI-Br macroinitiators (consisting of 14 repeat units in the rigid backbone) and cleaved PS and PFS brushes (consisting of 35-144 and 32-93 repeat units, respectively) were estimated from the gel permeation chromatography (GPC) results. The lengths of the PS and PFS side chains determined from 1H NMR spectroscopy were comparable to those determined from GPC or theoretical analysis. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) results confirmed the presence of grafted PS and PFS side chains on the respective FPI-cb-PS and FPI-cb-PFS copolymers as well as the presence of one ATRP bromide initiator per FPI repeat unit in the FPI-Br macroinitiator. Orderly arrays of the comb-shaped macromolecules, consisting of rigid FPI rods (backbones) of 20-30 nm in length and flexible PS brushes (side chains) of 4-6 nm in width, were imaged by atomic force microscopy (AFM). In addition to having a dielectric constant (κ) as low as 2.1, the resulting comb-shaped FPI-cb-PFS copolymer also exhibited good solution processability and good thermal stability (up to 470°C). © 2005 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Macromolecules
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/90043
ISSN: 00249297
DOI: 10.1021/ma0506435
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