Title page for ETD etd-08282003-155344

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Ezzell, Stephen A.
URN etd-08282003-155344
Title Modification of polyimide films via tin complex incorporation
Degree Master of Science
Department Chemistry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Taylor, Larry T. Committee Chair
Harris, Paul J. Committee Member
McGrath, James E. Committee Member
  • Polyimides
Date of Defense 1983-08-15
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The modification of polyimide films by tin-complex incorporation has been studied with the aim of producing materials with the mechanical and thermal properties of polyimide with enhanced electrical properties. A variety of Sn(II) and Sn(IV) complexes have been incorporated into BTDA/ODA (3,3 14,4 1-benzophenonetetracarboxylic acid dianhydride / 4,41- oxydianiline) and PMDA/ODA (pyromellitic dianhydride/4,4 1 -oxydianiline) derived polyimides in a 1:4 (complex/polymer repeat unit) molar ratio. Tin-complex incorporation was seen to have a variety of effects upon polyimide properties, depending upon the particular tin-complex employed. All films produced were thermally stable with decomposition temperatures> 500°C. Most films were homogeneous and flexible.

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