Dimensionally stable and light-colored polyimide hybrid reinforced with layered silicate

Ki Ho Nam, Sejeong Kim, Jungkun Song, Seungsu Baek, Sang Hyon Paek, Bon Cheol Ku, Haksoo Han

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Light-colored polyimide hybrids with a quaternary alkylammonium modified montmorillonite, Cloisite® 20A (C20A) were successfully synthesized via a solution intercalation method. The structural and morphological features of the PI/C20A hybrids were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and spherical aberration correction scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). The dimensional stabilities were strongly dependent upon the chemical and morphological structures which were influenced by the Cloisite® 20A loading content. A critical Cloisite® 20A concentration was obtained for the evolution of both the structural and physical properties of the PI/C20A hybrids. The dynamic stress behaviors were investigated in situ by using the wafer bending method during thermal imidization of the softbaked PI/C20A hybrid precursor and thermally cured hybrid films using a thin film stress analyzer. The PI/C20A hybrid films exhibited stability at 510 °C, high glass transition and relatively low coefficient of thermal expansion, and an improved solvent resistance capacity.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-113
Number of pages10
JournalMacromolecular Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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