Preparation of novel polyimide hybrid materials by multi-layered charge-transfer complex formation

Ryohei Watari, Masamichi Nishihara, Hiroo Tajiri, Hideyuki Otsuka, Atsushi Takahara

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A versatile method for the post-modification of sulfonated polyimides by charge-transfer (CT) complex formation between electron-deficient naphthalenediimide units in polyimide and electron-rich dihydroxynaphthalene was developed. CT complex hybrid films whose physicochemical properties, such as mechanical strength, differed from those of the original polyimide films were successfully fabricated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-844
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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