High-Strength Mats from Electrospun Poly (p-Phenylene Biphenyltetracarboximide) Nanofibers
High-strength polyimide mats have been formed from electrospun nanofibers of a rigid-rod-like poly(p-phenylene biphenyltetracarboximide) (see Figure). Non-woven mats of aligned nanofibers have a tensile strength of 664 MPa and a tensile modulus of 15.3 GPa. These high-performance electrospun nanofibers with excellent mechanical properties and heat resistance are expected to be useful for applications such as protective clothing and heat-resistant filters.
Huang, C.; Chen, S.; Reneker, Darrell; Lai, C.; and Hou, H., "High-Strength Mats from Electrospun Poly (p-Phenylene Biphenyltetracarboximide) Nanofibers" (2006). Polymer Science Faculty Research. 475.