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Polymers 2017, 9(9), 414;

Functional Aromatic Polyamides

Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Burgos, Plaza de Misael Bañuelos s/n, 09001 Burgos, Spain
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Received: 13 August 2017 / Revised: 31 August 2017 / Accepted: 1 September 2017 / Published: 5 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue High Performance Polymers)


We describe herein the state of the art following the last 8 years of research into aromatic polyamides, wholly aromatic polyamides or aramids. These polymers belong to the family of high performance materials because of their exceptional thermal and mechanical behavior. Commercially, they have been transformed into fibers mainly for production of advanced composites, paper, and cut and fire protective garments. Huge research efforts have been carried out to take advantage of the mentioned characteristics in advanced fields related to transport applications, optically active materials, electroactive materials, smart materials, or materials with even better mechanical and thermal behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: aromatic polyamides; aramids; high-performance polymers; functional polymers; advanced materials aromatic polyamides; aramids; high-performance polymers; functional polymers; advanced materials

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Reglero Ruiz, J.A.; Trigo-López, M.; García, F.C.; García, J.M. Functional Aromatic Polyamides. Polymers 2017, 9, 414.

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