Welcome to our website! Here you will find information on the research that we do here in the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh on Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) and porous molecular crystals. We will also include news on the latest PIMs activities from around the world.
A fascinating study on the gas permeability of a cross-linked Polymer of intrinsic Microporosity (PIM-Trip-TB) from Prof. Pei Li’s group at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376738818306215
So PIM-1 does have a glass transition temperature after all! Tg = 444 °C https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00422 It’s related to the flexibility of the spiro centre.
The addition of graphene oxide nano sheets to PIM-1 appears to greatly enhance performance for carbon capture: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1226086X1830100X