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Vanillin, a promising biobased building-block for monomer synthesis

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Vanillin was used as a renewable building-block to develop a platform of 22 biobased compounds for polymer chemistry. Vanillin-derived biobased monomers bearing epoxy, cyclic carbonates, allyl, amine, alcohol and carboxylic acid moieties were synthesized. They can be used, among many others, in epoxy, polyester, polyurethanes, and Non-Isocyanate PolyUrethanes (NIPU) polymer synthesis. The epoxy-functionalized compounds were synthesized under solvent-free conditions and are original biobased aromatic epoxy monomers. Cyclic carbonates were prepared through a catalytic reaction between epoxy compounds and CO2. Thiol–ene reactions allowed the functionalization of allylated compounds with amines, acids and alcohols. The amine-functionalized compounds are, to our knowledge, the first non-aliphatic biobased amine hardeners, usable either in epoxy or NIPU materials.

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The article was received on 23 Dec 2013, accepted on 18 Feb 2014 and first published on 18 Feb 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42613K
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Green Chem., 2014,16, 1987-1998

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    Vanillin, a promising biobased building-block for monomer synthesis

    M. Fache, E. Darroman, V. Besse, R. Auvergne, S. Caillol and B. Boutevin, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 1987
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42613K

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