High-Refractive-Index (~1.7) Polyimide & Monomer

      Polyimide is a promising material for optical device applications among the high-n polymers due to their good thermal and physical properties, low dielectric constant, high inherent refractive index, and excellent mechanical properties. The Table  summarizes the sulfur-containing PIs with high-n values  (1.680~1.769) and low birefringence (0.0048~0.0203). The high-n values are originated from high sulfur content in the monomer repeating unit, high aromatic content, and low molecular volume. Source: DOI: 10.1021/ma502569r