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Semi-flexible aromatic polyimides, prepared by polycondensation of dianhydrides with phenylene diamines having alkyl substituents on all ortho positions to the amine functions incorporating at least in part 3,3',4,4'-benzophenone tetracarboxylic dianhydride, are auto photochemically crosslinkable. Membranes formed from this class of crosslinked polyimides have improved environmental stability and superior gas selectivity than the corresponding uncrosslinked polyimide. The range of gas permeation properties observed allows for the tailoring of membrane material for widely diverse gas separations. The high permeabilities of some gases from multicomponent mixtures is due to the optimization of the molecular free volume in the polymer.

Title
Polyimide gas separation membranes
Application Number
6/923485
Publication Number
4717393
Application Date
October 27, 1986
Publication Date
January 5, 1988
Inventor
Richard A Hayes
Hockessin
DE, US
Assignee
E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company
DE, US
IPC
B01D 53/22
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