The publication section is now updated to include the bumper crop of 115 papers on Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) published in 2018.
Some lovely 2D printed forms of a Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM-1) from the lively group at Georgia Tech. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/marc.201800274
A highly detailed review on ageing in polymers of intrinsic microporosity written in collaboration with Peter Budd (U. Manchester) and the late Darrell Patterson (U. Bath), which is to appear in Chemical Reviews is now on-line.
Our paper on Spirobifluorene based polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-SBFs) is now out in the Journals of Materials Chemistry A. It includes some very nice ageing data that shows a good enhancement of selectivity over time – one example even reaching the 2015 upper bound for O2/N2.
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.
So PIM-1 does have a glass transition temperature after all! Tg = 444 °C
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: