Influence of casting and curing conditions on gas sorption and transport in polyimide films

K. C. O'Brien, W. J. Koros, G. R. Husk

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Abstract

Carbon dioxide and methane gas permeabilities, solubilities and diffusivities for poly [N, N′‐(phenoxyphenyl)‐pyromellitimide] films synthesized in our laboratory are contrasted with values measured for a chemically identical commercial polyimide film, Kapton H. The synthesized samples exhibited greater permeabilities, solubilities, and diffusivitles than those of the commercial sample. At the same time, the higher carbon dioxide permeability is associated with only a moderate reduction in permselectivity for the CO2/CH4 system. The increased sorption and transport coefficients for the synthesized sample are attributed to a lower degree of aggregation and orientation of this film as compared to the Kapton H sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer Engineering & Science
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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