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Agricultural Research Service

Title: THE SYNTHESIS OF POLYSUCCINIMIDE AND COPOLY(SUCCINIMIDE-ASPARTATE) IN A SUPERCRITICAL FLUID)

Author
item Doll, Kenneth - Ken
item Shogren, Randal
item Swift, Graham
item Willett, Julious - J L

Submitted to: Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/14/2004
Publication Date: 10/19/2004
Citation: Doll, K.M., Shogren, R.L., Swift, G.G., Willett, J.L. 2004. The synthesis of polysuccinimide and copoly(succinimide-aspartate) in a supercritical fluid [abstract]. 36th Annual Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. p. 175.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Polymers of L-aspartic acid have shown promise as bio-based replacements for polyacrylics. We have synthesized Polysuccinimide and copoly(succinimide-aspartate) utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide. Additionally, we have also been able to synthesize copoly(succinimide-aspartate) in supercritical carbon dioxide. These syntheses offer alternative preparations of the polymers of L-aspartic acid, as dispersions in organic solvents, or to solid state synthesis. Utilization of our methods may allow the simple synthesis of derivatives which may lead to bio-based polyacrylic replacements.

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