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Ring opening metathesis polymerisation of a new bio-derived monomer from itaconic anhydride and furfuryl alcohol

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Abstract

A new oxa-norbornene bio-based lactone obtained from the 100% atom economic reaction of furfuryl alcohol and itaconic anhydride via a tandem Diels–Alder addition and lactonisation is presented. Esterification of the resulting acid gives a monomer for the production of a bio-based polymer with low polydispersity and well controlled molecular weight via ring-opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP).

Graphical abstract: Ring opening metathesis polymerisation of a new bio-derived monomer from itaconic anhydride and furfuryl alcohol

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Submitted
02 Mar 2016
Accepted
01 Jun 2016
First published
01 Jun 2016

This article is Open Access

Green Chem., 2016,18, 3945-3948
Article type
Communication
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Ring opening metathesis polymerisation of a new bio-derived monomer from itaconic anhydride and furfuryl alcohol

Y. Bai, M. De bruyn, J. H. Clark, J. R. Dodson, T. J. Farmer, M. Honoré, I. D. V. Ingram, M. Naguib, A. C. Whitwood and M. North, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 3945
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00623J

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