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Aromatic polyesters from biosuccinic acid

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Succinic acid, a promising biobased platform chemical, was used as a precursor to synthesize the aromatic monomers 2,5-dihydroxyterephthalic acid and 2,5-dimethoxyterephthalic acid. Two copolymer series were generated with linear diol comonomers, HO(CH2)nOH, of varying length with n = 2–10. For polyalkylene dihydroxyterephthalates, the glass transition temperature (Tg) ranged from 36 to 168 °C. For polyalkylene dimethoxyterephthalates, the Tg ranged from 6 to 74 °C.

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The article was received on 08 Jun 2018, accepted on 16 Jul 2018 and first published on 20 Jul 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00862K
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 4113-4119

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    Aromatic polyesters from biosuccinic acid

    G. N. Short, H. T. H. Nguyen, P. I. Scheurle and S. A. Miller, Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 4113
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00862K

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