In this study, transparent thin films for coating material are synthesized by adding bulky CF3 and hydroxyl groups intro into poly(amide-imide)s. As expected, these poly(amide-imide)s show higher shear adhesion and higher glass transition temperatures than the neat poly(amide-imide) due to hydrogen bonding of the hydroxyl groups. In addition, the modification to the poly(amide-imide) structure leads to only slight decreases in transmittance and yellow index.

Consequently, the successful synthesis of poly(amide-imide)s with wide applications as transparent coating materials due to their optical properties and high adhesion is demonstrated. Transparent flexible display and coating products can be manufactured with poly(amide-imide)s having high reliability and a low chance of cracking due to their favorable thermal properties.

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Volume 112, November 2017, Pages 37–43