This article discusses the properties and applications of the two types of polyimide resins such as condensation polyimides and addition-type polyimides. It describes the chemistry of condensation-type polyimides during synthesis, processing of polyamide acid precursor solution to polyimide, and preparation of polyimide films from thermoplastic polyamic acid precursors. The article reviews the chemistry of several addition-type polyimides, including phenylethynyl-containing imide oligomers, nadic end-capped polyimides, and LARC RP46. It explains the preparation processes of nadic end-capped amic acid oligomer resin solutions, including preparation of resin powder and resin disks, adhesive film, adhesive bond specimens, and films.
Daniel A. Scola, Polyimide Resins, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 105–119, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003365
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