Photogenerated base as catalyst for imidization reactions - A new design of photosensitive polymers

Jean Frechet*, J. F. Cameron, C. M. Chung, S. A. Haque, C. G. Willson

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Abstract

The photogeneration of free amines or diamines from soluble organic precursors such as photoactive 2-nitrobenzyl carbamates is useful for the imidization of polymers containing amic acid or amic ester moieties. The base-catalyzed reaction occurs at lower temperatures than the non-catalyzed thermal process and is applicable to the patterning of polymer coatings or thin films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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