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Stereochemical effects on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of renewable polyurethanes derived from isohexides and hydroxymethylfurfural

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Abstract

Biomass-derived polyurethanes were synthesized using 2,5-bishydroxymethylfuran (BHMF) and diisocyanate functionalized isohexides, isosorbide bis(3-isocyanatopropanoate) (ISBIP) and isomannide bis(3-isocyanatopropanoate) (IMBIP), at varying feed ratios. PU compositions accurately reflect the feed of ISBIP and IMBIP used as determined by NMR spectroscopy and polarimetry measurements. Differential scanning calorimetry, pycnometry, tensile testing, and rheology reveal that the isosorbide versus isomannide content within the PU effects the glass transition temperature, density, and entanglement molar mass ultimately resulting in different mechanical properties at similar molar mass. Other properties, such as thermal stability and amorphous character, remain similar. The isohexide isomer effects on properties are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Stereochemical effects on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of renewable polyurethanes derived from isohexides and hydroxymethylfurfural

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The article was received on 08 Jun 2017, accepted on 22 Jul 2017 and first published on 24 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00949F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Stereochemical effects on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of renewable polyurethanes derived from isohexides and hydroxymethylfurfural

    R. J. Kieber, S. A. Silver and J. G. Kennemur, Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00949F

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