Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 125–129 | Cite as

Thermal analysis of phenylethynyl end-capped fluorinated imide oligomer afr-pepa-4

  • Y. Li
  • N. Obando
  • F. Tschen
  • R. J. Morgan


Thermal analysis of phenylethynyl end-capped imide oligomer AFR-PEPA-4 was performed to characterize cure reaction, thermal stabilities and semicrystalline behavior of AFR-PEPA-4 oligomer and its cured polyimide. Cured AFR-PEPA-4 polyimide showed high T gs up to 418°C. Both AFR-PEPA-4 oligomer and polyimide exhibit excellent thermal stabilities comparable to PETI-5 polyimides. AFR-PEPA-4 imide oligomer has a T m of 330°C and exhibits spherulite crystalline morphology in the film. The crystallinity in AFR-PEPA-4 films could not be regenerated under any annealing conditions after the initial melt.


AFR-PEPA-4,  phenylethynyl polyimide thermal analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M University, TAMU 3123College StationUSA

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