Submitted to: United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/10/2010
Publication Date: 8/20/2010
Citation: Liu, Z., Doll, K.M. 2010. Lewis Acid Catalyzed Ring-opening Polymerization of Epoxidized Soybean Oil in Liquid Carbon Dioxide. Proceedings of the 39th United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources, Bioenergy and Green Chemistry. p. 8. Interpretive Summary: No interpretative summary needed.
Technical Abstract: Ring-opening polymerization of epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) catalyzed by boron trifluoride diethyl etherate (BF3•OEt2), in liquid carbon dioxide, was conducted in an effort to develop useful biobased biodegradable polymers. The resulting polymers (RPESO) were characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), 1HNMR, 13C NMR, solid state 13C NMR spectroscopies and gel permeation chromatography (GPC).