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A fluorinated biphenyl diamine

As an intermediate for polyimides synthesis in application of high-performance polymers, flexible displays, and gas permeable membranes


N,N'-(2,2'-bis(trifluoromethyl)-[1,1'-biphenyl]-4,4'-diyl)bis(4-aminobenzamide), CAS number 1449757-11-2, commonly known as AB-TFMB, has two anilines connecting to a trifluoromethyl biphenyl core through two carboxamides. AB-TFMB is used to synthesize polyimides with high transparency and low linear coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) which are ideal for flexible displays. The transparency is brought by the trifluoromethyl substituents hindering the intermolecular charge transfer. The low CTE (4.2 ppm/K) is achieved by the linear and rigid structure of AB-TFMB.

The AB-TFMB based polyimides are also gas permeable with O2-transmission rate up to 2313 cm3/m2/day at 23 °C and 1.01 bar.

Multiple functional groups

Multiple functional groups

For facile synthesis

Fluorinated building block

Fluorinated diamine building block

For drug discovery, COFs, and polyamides

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>99% High purity

General Information

CAS Number 1449757-11-2
Chemical Formula C28H20F6N4O2
Full Name N,N'-(2,2'-bis(trifluoromethyl)-[1,1'-biphenyl]-4,4'-diyl)bis(4-aminobenzamide)
Molecular Weight 558.47 g/mol
Synonyms N/A
Classification / Family Fluorinated building block, Diamine building block, High performance polymers, Displays, Membranes

Chemical Structure

AB-TFMB chemical structure, CAS 1449757-11-2
AB-TFMB chemical structure, CAS 1449757-11-2

Product Details

Purity >99%
Melting Point Not Known
Appearance White powder/crystal

MSDS Documentation

AB-TFMBAB-TFMB MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Colourless and transparent copolyimides and their nanocomposites: thermo-optical properties, morphologies, and gas permeabilities, H. Shin et al., Polymers, 11, 585(2019); DOI: 10.3390/polym11040585.
  2. Development of solution-processable, optically transparent polyimides with ultra-low linear coefficients of thermal expansion, M. Hasegawa, Polymers, 9, 520(2017); DOI: 10.3390/polym9100520.
  3. Low-CTE polyimides derived from 2,3,6,7-naphthalenetetracarboxylic dianhydride, M. Hasegawa et al., Polym. J., 39(6), 610-621(2007); DOI: 10.1295/polymj.PJ2006234.
  4. Solution processable colorless polyimides derived from hydrogenated pyromellitic dianhydride: strategies to reduce the coefficients of thermal expansion by maximizing the spontaneous chain orientation behavior during solution casting, M. Hasegawa et al., Polymers, 14, 1131(2022);1. DOI: 10.3390/polym14061131.
  5. Synthesis and properties of optically transparent fluoro-containing polyimide films with reduced linear coefficient of thermal expansion from organo-soluble resins derived from aromatic diamine with benzanilide units, X. Ren et al., Materials, 15, 6346(2022); DOI: 10.3390/ma15186346.

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