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Polymers 2016, 8(7), 257; doi:10.3390/polym8070257

Preparation of Bio-Based Polyamide Elastomer by Using Green Plasticizers

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Key Laboratory of Beijing City on Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
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Department of Chemistry, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid, SD 57701, USA
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College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing 100029, China
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Academic Editor: Naozumi Teramoto
Received: 18 April 2016 / Revised: 29 June 2016 / Accepted: 5 July 2016 / Published: 14 July 2016
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The purpose of this work was to study the effects of three green plasticizers H2O, glycerol, and soybean oil, on the properties of bio-based BDIS polyamides. The BDIS polyamides synthesized from the following biomass monomers: 1,4-butanediamine (BD), 1,10-decanediamine (DD), itaconic acid (IA), and sebacic acid (SA). It is interesting to note that the amorphous BDIS (IA-80%) polyamide was changed from the glassy state to the rubbery state after water soaking and induced crystallization at the same time. The H2O-plasticized non-crosslinked BDIS (IA-80%) polyamides can be very useful for the preparation of physical water gel. The glycerol- and soybean oil-plasticized BDIS (IA-80%) polyamides displayed excellent toughness. The plasticized BDIS (IA-80%) polyamides were characterized by Fouriertransform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), mechanical testing, and X-ray diffraction (XRD). View Full-Text
Keywords: itaconic acid; bio-based; amorphous polyamide; plasticization; elastomer itaconic acid; bio-based; amorphous polyamide; plasticization; elastomer
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He, M.; Wang, Z.; Wang, R.; Zhang, L.; Jia, Q. Preparation of Bio-Based Polyamide Elastomer by Using Green Plasticizers. Polymers 2016, 8, 257.

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