Journal article

Synthesis and gas transport properties of UV-cured low-viscosity fluorine-containing telechelic polyimide membranes

Ryohei Shindo, Akira Yokouchi, Hayato Shirokura, Kazuhito Yoshida, Sou Miyata, Shuichi Sato, Shinji Kanehashi, Kazukiyo Nagai

Desalination and Water Treatment | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

A novel ultraviolet (UV) cross-linking method using fluorine-containing telechelic polyimide membranes was investigated. The base fluorine-containing polyimide was synthesized by polycondensation using the monomers, 4,4′-(hexafluoroisopropylidene) diphthalic anhydride (6FDA) and 2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-1,4-phenylene diamine (TeMPD). Both chain ends of the 6FDA-TeMPD polyimide were end-capped with either UV-reacted groups, 1,1-bis(acryloyloxy methyl) ethyl isocyanate (BEI) group or p-aminostyrene (PAS) group. The two types of telechelic polyimide membranes, 6FDA-TeMPD-BEI and 6FDA-TeMPD-PAS, were formed with UV irradiation from the low-viscosity solutions using the solvent-casting method. The bas..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan


Awarded by Japanese Society of the Promotion of Science and Research Project Grant from the Institute of Science and Technology, Meiji University, Japan


Awarded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was partially supported by a Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research C (24560862) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, the Japanese Society of the Promotion of Science and Research Project Grant B (3) from the Institute of Science and Technology, Meiji University, Japan.