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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 440-453; doi:10.3390/polym2040440

Oleic and Undecylenic Acids as Renewable Feedstocks in the Synthesis of Polyols and Polyurethanes

Departament de Química Analítica i Química Orgànica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, C/Marcel.lí Domingo s/n, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
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Received: 3 September 2010 / Revised: 11 October 2010 / Accepted: 12 October 2010 / Published: 14 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Polymers)
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Abstract

Nowadays, the utilization of raw materials derived from renewable feedstock is in the spotlight of the chemical industry, as vegetable oils are one of the most important platform chemicals due to their universal availability, inherent biodegradability and low price. Taking into account that polyurethanes are one of the most important industrial products exhibiting versatile properties suitable for use in many fields, our research is focused on exploiting fatty acids in the preparation of biobased polyols and polyurethanes. This review is organized as a function of the nature of the final polyurethane systems; hence we describe the preparation of linear thermoplastic and crosslinked polyurethanes derived from oleic and undecylenic acids-based diols and polyols, respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: vegetable oil; polyol; polyurethane; renewable resources; oleic acid; undecylenic acid vegetable oil; polyol; polyurethane; renewable resources; oleic acid; undecylenic acid
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Lligadas, G.; Ronda, J.C.; Galià, M.; Cádiz, V. Oleic and Undecylenic Acids as Renewable Feedstocks in the Synthesis of Polyols and Polyurethanes. Polymers 2010, 2, 440-453.

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