Research on In Situ Anionic Polymerization of PA6/PI Alloy
High performance trend of plastics has become a hot spot of current research. Select bisphenol A dianhydride and bisphenol A diamine with excellent water resistance as the reactant monomers to obtain anhydride-terminated polyimide with very high molecular weight by two-step polymerization, graft the active radicals of acyl caprolactam using the activity of anhydride and obtain PI modified nylon resin by polymerization.When the system temperature is above 160 °C and the added modifiers are greater than 10%, the system viscosity increases very fast; when the system temperature reaches 140 °C and the added modifiers are at 5%, the system viscosity increases very slowly. It is proved that the reaction in each above step is successful through infrared analysis. The mechanical properties of modified PI nylon increases with the increase of consumption and molecular weight of polyimide, when the molecular weight is selected to be about 8000~10000 and the adding amount is 10wt%~15 wt%, the tensile strength reaches over 85MPa, the notch impact strength is increased to 19.6kJ.m-2 and the elongation at break reaches 18%, which are remarkably better than general engineering plastics.Through microscopic analysis, the molecules of polyimide does not enter crystallization phase of nylon resin, but forms compact lamellar crystals existing in nylon matrix.
Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
H. K. Zhao et al., "Research on In Situ Anionic Polymerization of PA6/PI Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 295-297, pp. 21-25, 2011