Poly(Amide-imide) Aerogel Materials Produced via an Ice Templating Process
AbstractLow density composites of sodium montmorillonite and poly(amide-imide) polymers have been created using an ice templating method, which serves as an alternative to the often-difficult foaming of high temperature/high performance polymers. The starting polymer was received in the poly(amic acid) form which can be cured using heat, into a water insoluble amide-imide copolymer. The resulting materials have densities in the 0.05 g/cm3 range and have excellent mechanical properties. Using a tertiary amine as a processing aid provides for lower viscosity and allows more concentrated polymer solutions to be used. The concentration of the amine relative to the acid groups on the polymer backbone has been found to cause significant difference in the mechanical properties of the dried materials. The synthesis and characterization of low density versions of two poly(amide-imide) polymers and their composites with sodium montmorillonite clay are discussed in the present work. View Full-Text
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Gawryla, M.D.; Arndt, E.M.; Sánchez-Soto, M.; Schiraldi, D.A. Poly(Amide-imide) Aerogel Materials Produced via an Ice Templating Process. Materials 2018, 11, 233.
Gawryla MD, Arndt EM, Sánchez-Soto M, Schiraldi DA. Poly(Amide-imide) Aerogel Materials Produced via an Ice Templating Process. Materials. 2018; 11(2):233.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gawryla, Matthew D.; Arndt, Eric M.; Sánchez-Soto, Miguel; Schiraldi, David A. 2018. "Poly(Amide-imide) Aerogel Materials Produced via an Ice Templating Process." Materials 11, no. 2: 233.
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