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Title: Miscibility of fluoro-containing polyimide blends
Authors: Chung, T.-S. 
Kafchinski, E.R.
Keywords: Blend miscibility
Fluoropolyimides
Glass transition temperature
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Citation: Chung, T.-S., Kafchinski, E.R. (1996-04). Miscibility of fluoro-containing polyimide blends. Polymer 37 (9) : 1635-1640. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Experimental results confirm the general rules for miscible polyimide pairs containing the hexafluoro-isopropylidene group if (1) the dianhydride composition is the same in each pair and (2) the diamine is changed from the 3,3′ (meta-substituted) 6F-diamine to the 4,4′ (para-substituted) 6F-diamine. These rules are also applicable to end-capped polyimide pairs. This conclusion is supported with the calculations of χ values based on the Flory-Huggins theory. We also discover two interesting polyimide alloys: 6FDA-PMDA-3,3′-6F-diamine/6FDA-PMDA-4,4′-6F-diamine forms fully miscible blends, while 6FDA-3,3′-6F-diamine/BTDA-4,4′-6F-diamine forms partially miscible blends (6FDA = hexafluorodianhydride, PMDA = pyromellitic dianhydride, BTDA = benzophenonetetracarboxylic dianhydride). These surprising results confirm that the rigidity, bond angle, space and the length of the dianhydride can significantly affect the molecular packing and miscibility tendency of polyimide blends. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Source Title: Polymer
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/91564
ISSN: 00323861
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