Preparation and characterization of novel furan-based polyimides

Santosh Kumar Yadav, Fengshuo Hu, John J. La Scala, Joshua M. Sadler, Greg Yandek, Giuseppe R. Palmese

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Renewable alternatives to replace 4,4'-methylenedianiline (MDA) in the polymerization of monomer reactants (PMR) polyimides have acquired significant attention due to health, economic, and environmental impact. Novel furan based aromatic polyimides prepared via the PMR approach and incorporating furan based diamine in the main chain were characterized. The thermal profiles obtained from the dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) measurement of polyamic acid and glass fiber composites showed the curing kinetic behavior of polyimide resins which suggest that the furan-based resins have better processability and wider melt flow region. Further, imidization and crosslinking reaction profiles of furan-based polyimide polymers and glass fiber composites have been delineated using DMA. Glass transition temperatures greater than 350°C are apparent in composites systems while maintaining the thermal integrity. Results suggest that the furan building block, which is available from biomass sources, is a potential substitute for MDA in PMR-type polyimides systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAMPE Long Beach 2016 Conference and Exhibition
PublisherSoc. for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9781934551233
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSAMPE Long Beach 2016 Conference and Exhibition - Long Beach, United States
Duration: May 23 2016May 26 2016

Publication series

NameInternational SAMPE Technical Conference


ConferenceSAMPE Long Beach 2016 Conference and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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