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Polyimides: Condensation

  1. Mengxian Ding

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc183

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

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Ding, M. 2012. Polyimides: Condensation. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–12.

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  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jilin Province, Changchun, China

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  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


Linear-condensed polyimides as composite matrices were introduced in three parts. Polycondensation processes include three categories: imide ring formed in the polymerization process, polyimide formed by the reaction of monomers possessing imide rings, and polymerization by Diels-Alder reaction from bismaleimide and a bisenphilics. Polyimides from isomeric dianhydrides describe the properties of the polyimides, particularly in Tg, and rheologic behavior and composites using linear polyimides as the matrix resin: six types of condensation polyimides used as composite matrices were introduced.


  • polyimide;
  • polycondensation;
  • matrix resin;
  • composite;
  • isomeritic dianhydride