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Molecules 2017, 22(2), 333; doi:10.3390/molecules22020333

One-Pot Conversion of Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESO) into Soy-Based Polyurethanes by MoCl2O2 Catalysis

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Greenswitch s.r.l., 75013 Ferrandina (MT), Italy
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ICCOM-CNR, SS Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
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IPCF-CNR, SS Bari, via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Bari “A. Moro”, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 14 January 2017 / Revised: 16 February 2017 / Accepted: 17 February 2017 / Published: 21 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
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Abstract

An innovative and eco-friendly one-pot synthesis of bio-based polyurethanes is proposed via the epoxy-ring opening of epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) with methanol, followed by the reaction of methoxy bio-polyols intermediates with 2,6-tolyl-diisocyanate (TDI). Both synthetic steps, methanolysis and polyurethane linkage formation, are promoted by a unique catalyst, molybdenum(VI) dichloride dioxide (MoCl2O2), which makes this procedure an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally safer method amenable to industrial scale-up. View Full-Text
Keywords: catalysis; oxidation; bio-based polyurethane; one-pot synthesis catalysis; oxidation; bio-based polyurethane; one-pot synthesis
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Pantone, V.; Annese, C.; Fusco, C.; Fini, P.; Nacci, A.; Russo, A.; D’Accolti, L. One-Pot Conversion of Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESO) into Soy-Based Polyurethanes by MoCl2O2 Catalysis. Molecules 2017, 22, 333.

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