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Title: Polymeric films based on blends of 6FDA-6FpDA polyimide plus several copolyfluorenes for CO2 separation
Authors: Tena, A.
Vazquez Guilló, R.
Marcos Fernández, A.
Hernández Giménez, Antonio
Mallavia, R.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Description: Producción Científica
Citation: RSC Advances. 2015,5, p. 41497-41505
Abstract: Three emitting copolyfluorenes, based on 2,7-(9,9-dihexyl)fluorene and different aryl groups (1,4-bencene, PFH-B; 1,4-bencen-1,2,5-thiadiazole PFH-BT; 1,4-naphthalen- 1,2,5-thiadiazole, PFH-NT), showing diverse acceptor character, in different proportions were blended with a polyimide 6FDA-6FpDA to make a series of films. These copolyfluorene-polyimide blends were prepared and characterized in solid state, using several techniques. The fluorescence of conjugated polymers can be used as a tool to understand the formation of the membrane and also to increase permeability and selectivity in comparison to films without fluorescence. The relationship between the intrinsic fluorescence of conjugated polyfluorenes and their gas separation properties has been explored in order to establish the influence of the composition and the nature of the aryl group, in the conjugated polymer, on the gas separation performances. In all cases, a low proportion of copolyfluorenes (< 1%weight) gives better CO2/CH4 permselectivity properties than the original pure polyimide matrix. The best results were found for the samples that contain PFH-NT. This sample gives 25 % increase in the CO2 permeability with 15 % increase in CO2/CH4 selectivity. Finally, the loss of efficiency in conjugation mechanisms of absorption and emission of the samples could be explained on the basis of the π-staking of the polymer chains produced when a certain low percentage of conjugated polymers in the blend is surpassed. When this π- staking starts, gas permeation properties start to decline too.
Keywords: Conjugated blend membrane
Gas separation
Carbon dioxide
Peer Review: SI
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03809J
Sponsor: Junta de Castilla y León (programa de apoyo a proyectos de investigación – Ref. VA302U13)
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Language: eng
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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