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Water-based Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes-Polyureas (NIPUUs)


Non-isocyanate polyurethane-ureas (NIPUUs) are a greener alternative to the traditional isocyanate-based polyurethane-ureas. These materials are synthesized by transurethanization and aminolysis of cyclic carbonate, commonly performed in solvents and in bulk. For several reasons including scalability, properties and environmental impact, there is a growing interest in developing water-based NPUUs. This review aims at discussing the achievements and the remaining challenges in the development of water-soluble NIPUUs, NIPUUs-based hydrogels as well as water-borne NIPUU dispersions.

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24 Mar 2020
18 May 2020
First published
18 May 2020

Polym. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript
Article type
Review Article

Water-based Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes-Polyureas (NIPUUs)

H. Cramail, E. Grau, J. M. Asua and B. Bizet, Polym. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00427H

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