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Solubility in CO2 and carbonation studies of epoxidized fatty acid diesters: towards novel precursors for polyurethane synthesis

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Abstract

Novel linear polyurethanes were synthesized by bulk polyaddition of diamines with two vegetable-based biscarbonates produced from oleic acid methyl ester. Internal carbonated fatty acid diester (ICFAD) and terminal carbonated fatty acid diester (TCFAD) were obtained by the reaction of their epoxide precursors with CO2. Terminal epoxy fatty acid diester (TEFAD) was found to be more soluble and more reactive in CO2 than internal epoxy fatty acid diester (IEFAD). Polyurethanes obtained by polyaddition of TCFAD and ICFAD with diamines exhibit molecular weights up to 13 500 g mol−1 and glass transitions around −15 °C. Amide linkages were not observed when secondary diamine was used as the comonomer.

Graphical abstract: Solubility in CO2 and carbonation studies of epoxidized fatty acid diesters: towards novel precursors for polyurethane synthesis

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The article was received on 27 Jul 2010, accepted on 05 Oct 2010 and first published on 25 Oct 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00371A
Citation: Green Chem., 2010,12, 2205-2213
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    Solubility in CO2 and carbonation studies of epoxidized fatty acid diesters: towards novel precursors for polyurethane synthesis

    A. Boyer, E. Cloutet, T. Tassaing, B. Gadenne, C. Alfos and H. Cramail, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 2205
    DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00371A

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