A high glass transition temperature, thermally stable and transparent polymer for plastic optical fiber; a novel copolymer of methyl methacrylate with npentafluorophenyl maleimide

Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Liping Lou, Kotaro Koike, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

N-pentafluorophenyl maleimide (PFPMI) was synthesized. The homo and copolymers of PFPMI with methyl methacrylate (MMA) were prepared. The refractive indexes of poly(PFPMI) and PMMA are almost the same, 1.4989 and 1.4953 at 532 nm respectively. Therefore, the copolymers of PFPMI and MMA exhibited no light scattering and the film was very transparent. The glass transition temperatures of the PFPMI-co-MMA were in the range of 140°-180°and the refractive indexes were 1.4965-1.4970 with the PFPMI content from 18.8-65 mol%. In addition, the copolymers obtained have high thermal stability (~370°) and low water absorption property.

Original languageEnglish
Pages139-142
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event20th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2011 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 2011 Sep 142011 Sep 16

Other

Other20th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2011
CountrySpain
CityBilbao
Period11/9/1411/9/16

Keywords

  • Methyl methacrylate
  • N-pentafluorophenyl maleimide
  • POF
  • Refractive indexes
  • Thermal properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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