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Porphyrin-containing polyimide films deposited by high vacuum co-evaporation

By G. Maggioni, S. Carturan, M. Tonezzer, M. Buffa, A. Quaranta, E. Negro and G. Della Mea


Thin films of porphyrin-containing polyimide were produced by high vacuum co-evaporation of 4,4′-hexafluoroisopropylidene diphthalic anhydride (6FDA), 3,3′-diaminodiphenyl sulfone (DDS) and 5,10,15,20 meso-tetraphenyl porphyrin (TPP). The films were characterized by FT-IR analysis, optical absorption and emission spectroscopy. FT-IR analysis shows that the film matrix is comprised of only unreacted monomers. The conversion of monomers to polyamic acid and the following condensation to polyimide were studied by curing the samples at temperatures up to 240 °C. The amount of polyamic acid increases from room temperature to 120 °C, while at higher temperature it starts to condense to polyimide. Optical analysis shows that TPP is incorporated in the film matrix and its chemical state is determined by the interaction with the monomers, polyamic acid and polyimide. After curing the TPP molecules are finely dispersed in the polyimide matrix and their absorption and fluorescence properties are wholly preserved

Topics: Luminescent material, Polyimide, Porphyrin, Organic Chemistry, Polymers and Plastics, Physics and Astronomy (all)
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2008.08.045
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