Polybenzimidazole (PBI) Compounds
Contact: David R. Anderson
Phone: (208) 526-0837
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The INL has developed a patented process to handle and process polybenzimdazole (PBI) compounds that previously could only be handled in very heavy low vapor pressure organic solvents. With the new process the resulting compounds are modified to provide increased solubility in higher vapor pressure solvents and at significantly greater concentrations. These compounds may be utilized in a wide array of applications where high temperature and polymeric materials are utilized. Compounds made with this process exhibit thermal stability, oxidative stability, and possible electronic conduction. They are fire resistant, UV resistant, and may be utilized in batteries.