Absorption of low molecular weight penetrants by a thermoplastic polyimide

Goodwin, AA, Whittaker, AK, Jack, KS, Hay, JN and Forsythe, J (2000) Absorption of low molecular weight penetrants by a thermoplastic polyimide. Polymer, 41 19: 7263-7271. doi:10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00063-X

Author Goodwin, AA
Whittaker, AK
Jack, KS
Hay, JN
Forsythe, J
Title Absorption of low molecular weight penetrants by a thermoplastic polyimide
Journal name Polymer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-3861
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00063-X
Volume 41
Issue 19
Start page 7263
End page 7271
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
250502 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules
670704 Plastics in primary forms
Abstract The response of a thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) to immersion in a range of solvents was investigated by a number of experimental techniques. The kinetics of solvent diffusion were determined by weight uptake and NMR imaging, the effect of absorbed solvent on thermal behaviour was investigated by dynamic mechanical analysis and differential scanning calorimetry and the morphology of TPI exposed to solvent was determined by wide-angle X-ray scattering. The tensile properties of amorphous and crystalline TPI were measured before and after exposure to solvent. Amorphous TPI absorbed significant quantities of some solvents that lowered the T-g, but none were sufficiently plasticising to induce crystallisation at room temperature. There was a direct correlation between the extent of solvent ingress and the environmental stress cracking behaviour of amorphous TPI. Crystalline TPI absorbed only small quantities of all the solvents used, but showed limited environmental stress cracking resistance. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Polymer Science
Thermoplastic Polyimide
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Poly(ether Ether Ketone)
Poly(methyl Methacrylate)
Solvent Ingress
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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