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Issue 18, 2016
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Lignin and soy oil-derived polymeric biocomposites by “grafting from” RAFT polymerization

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Abstract

“Grafting from” RAFT polymerization was carried out on lignin using three soybean oil-derived methacrylate monomers toward sustainable biocomposites. These grafted biocomposites showed structure-dependent thermal and mechanical properties. The presence of hydrogen bonding between secondary amides resulted in grafted copolymers with much higher glass transition temperature and different tensile behaviors. Epoxy resins prepared from epoxide-containing grafted polymers exhibited much tougher mechanical properties compared with uncured biocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Lignin and soy oil-derived polymeric biocomposites by “grafting from” RAFT polymerization

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The article was received on 25 Mar 2016, accepted on 26 May 2016 and first published on 27 May 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00859C
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 4974-4981

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    Lignin and soy oil-derived polymeric biocomposites by “grafting from” RAFT polymerization

    Y. Xu, L. Yuan, Z. Wang, P. A. Wilbon, C. Wang, F. Chu and C. Tang, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 4974
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00859C

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