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Arbutin-based benzoxazine: en route to an intrinsic water soluble biobased resin

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Abstract

A novel benzoxazine monomer containing a carbohydrate moiety was synthesized using a solventless approach from the reaction of arbutin, a naturally occurring phenolic compound, furfurylamine and formaldehyde. The chemical structure of this fully bio-based benzoxazine monomer was confirmed by 1H NMR and FTIR. Its polymerization has been investigated and monitored by DSC showing the ring opening polymerization of benzoxazine functions with a network densification thanks to the reaction of the furan group. The high hydroxyl content of the monomer allows its easy solubilisation in water paving the way to a wide range of possible “environmentally friendly” applications especially in the fields of coatings, paintings and adhesives.

Graphical abstract: Arbutin-based benzoxazine: en route to an intrinsic water soluble biobased resin

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Submitted
02 May 2016
Accepted
27 May 2016
First published
27 May 2016

Green Chem., 2016,18, 4954-4960
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Arbutin-based benzoxazine: en route to an intrinsic water soluble biobased resin

L. Dumas, L. Bonnaud, M. Olivier, M. Poorteman and P. Dubois, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 4954
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01229A

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