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Water-based non-isocyanate polyurethane-ureas (NIPUUs)

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Abstract

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 carbonates, commonly performed in solvents and in bulk. For several reasons including scalability, properties and environmental impact, there is growing interest in developing water-based NIPUUs. This review aims at discussing the achievements and the remaining challenges in the development of water-soluble NIPUUs, NIPUU-based hydrogels and water-borne NIPUU dispersions.

Graphical abstract: Water-based non-isocyanate polyurethane-ureas (NIPUUs)

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Submitted
24 Mar 2020
Accepted
18 May 2020
First published
18 May 2020

Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Water-based non-isocyanate polyurethane-ureas (NIPUUs)

B. Bizet, É. Grau, H. Cramail and J. M. Asua, Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00427H

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