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Molecules 2019, 24(8), 1524;

Aliphatic Diacidic Long-Chain C16 Polyesters from 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoic Acid Obtained from Tomato Residual Wastes

Instituto Politécnico Nacional – CNMN, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, Col. Zacatenco, México City, CDMX CP 07738, México
División De Ciencias Naturales y de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Cuajimalpa, México City, CDMX, CP 05300, Mexico
Centro de Química y Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla CP 72570, Mexico
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Received: 19 March 2019 / Revised: 12 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 17 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Macromolecular Chemistry)
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10,16-dihydroxyhexadecanoic acid obtained from agroresidual tomato waste, was oxidized to produce 7-oxohexadecanedioic acid in good yield (>70%) and purified without oxidation side products in one step. Polycondensation with 1,8-octanediol, yielded the polyester (poly(ω-carboxyl PA-co-OD)) with Mw = 2155.15 and Mn = 1637.27. The best enzymatic reaction conditions to get the polyester were using lipase CAL-B (%-by-wt relative to monomer) in toluene as a solvent for 1 h at 60 °C. The poly(ω-carboxyl PA-co-OD) was characterized by 1H- and 13C-NMR, mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) and the polyester film formed with a Langmuir-Blodgett Trough was analyzed by means of spectroscopic ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy.
Keywords: polyesters; lipases; MALDI-TOF; tomato; agroresidual waste polyesters; lipases; MALDI-TOF; tomato; agroresidual waste
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Arrieta-Baez, D.; Hernández Ortíz, J.V.; Terán, J.C.; Torres, E.; Gómez-Patiño, M.B. Aliphatic Diacidic Long-Chain C16 Polyesters from 10,16-Dihydroxyhexadecanoic Acid Obtained from Tomato Residual Wastes. Molecules 2019, 24, 1524.

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