The Properties of Polyimide Fibers Modified by Functionalized Muti-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Based on Friedel-Crafts Acylation
Muti-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were functionalized by grafting polyimide (PI) on their surface via Friedel-Crafts acylation. The functionalized MWCNTs (f-MWCNTs) showd less damages than unfunctionalized ones. The partially imidized polyamide acid as-spun fibers containing f-MWCNTs were prepared by wet spinning, and the final PI/f-MWCNTs composite fibers were obtained by heat treatment. The tensile strength of the PI based composite fiber containing 1.0 wt% f-MWCNTs was 818.3 MPa and the Young’s modulus was 9.26 GPa, which were about 81% and 88% higher than those of pure PI fiber, respectively. Besides, the thermal stability of PI/f-MWCNTs composite fibers was obviously improved.
Linqing Luo and Gui Chun Huang
Y. F. Wang et al., "The Properties of Polyimide Fibers Modified by Functionalized Muti-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Based on Friedel-Crafts Acylation", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 727, pp. 490-496, 2017