Synthesis and characterization of soluble and thermally stable triphenylpyridine-containing aromatic polyimides
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A new triphenylpyridine-containing aromatic diamine monomer named 4-phenyl-2,6-bis(4-aminophenyl) pyridine was successfully synthesized. A series of polyimides (PIs) with triphenylpyridine moieties were prepared from the newly synthesized diamine monomer via a one-step polymerization with oxydiphthalicanhydride. All the PIs were amorphous and showed excellent solubility in many polar aprotic solvents at room temperature and most of them could afford flexible, transparent, and tough films with good mechanical properties. All the PIs had useful levels of thermal stability associated with high glass-transition temperatures (299–341 °C), 10 % weight-loss temperatures in excess of 537 °C, and char yields at 800 °C in nitrogen higher than 54.9 %.
KeywordsChar Yield Diamine Monomer Liquid Crystal Alignment Diaminodiphenyl Ether Tough Film
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51173115), the Ministry of Education (the Foundation for Ph.D. training, Grant No. 20110181110030) of China.