Polyamic Acids and Polyimides surveys significant developments in basic research in the chemistry and physics of polyamic acids and polyimides over the last several years. Traditional and new topics are discussed, including catalytical imidization, chemical reactions at thermal treatment, quantum-chemical study of synthesis and structure, properties of isolated molecules, and supermolecular and crystalline structures. The book will be an excellent reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students working with polyimides and related heat-resistant polymers and materials.
Polyimide Synthesis by Chemical Cyclization of Polyamic Acids (V.V. Kudryavtsev). Transformations of Solid Polyamic Acids at Thermal Treatment (l.A. Laius and M.I. Tsapovetsky). Quantum Chemical Analysis of Polyamic Acids and Polyimides (V.A. Zubkov). Supermolecular Structure of Polyamic Acids and Polyimides (Yu.G. Baklagina and I.S. Milevskaya). Macromolecules of Polyamic Acids and Polyimides (S. Ya. Magarik). Index.