Chapter 1. Synthesis and Gas Permeability of Hyperbranched and Cross-Linked Polyimide Membranes

  1. Yuri Yampolskii2 and
  2. Benny Freeman3
  1. Shinji Kanehashi,
  2. Shuichi Sato and
  3. Kazukiyo Nagai

Published Online: 30 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665626.ch1

Membrane Gas Separation

Membrane Gas Separation

How to Cite

Kanehashi, S., Sato, S. and Nagai, K. (2010) Synthesis and Gas Permeability of Hyperbranched and Cross-Linked Polyimide Membranes, in Membrane Gas Separation (eds Y. Yampolskii and B. Freeman), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665626.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    A. V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences, 29 Leninsky Pr., 119991, Moscow, Russia

  2. 3

    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Meiji University, 1-1-1 Higashi-mita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-8571, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746219

Online ISBN: 9780470665626



  • novel membrane materials and transport in them;
  • hyperbranched and cross-linked polyimide membranes - synthesis and gas permeability;
  • polymer science field, polymers as membrane materials with ordered structures;
  • Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC);
  • branched polymers, and hyperbranched polymers, dendrimers and dendrons;
  • molecular designs for membranes;
  • key problems for polymeric gas separation membranes - gas and vapour-induced plasticization;
  • hyperbranched polyimide synthesis;
  • hyperbranched polyimides (Type III);
  • hyperbranched and cross-linked polymers - subject of investigation in polymer science field


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Molecular Designs for Membranes

  • Synthesis of Hyperbranched Polyimides

  • Gas Permeation Properties

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References