Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/15/2012
Publication Date: 8/19/2012
Citation: Cheng, H.N., Biswas, A. 2012. Vegetable oil-based new materials (abstract). 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. Paper No. POLY 18.
Technical Abstract: Vegetable oils are renewable natural materials and can serve as environmentally friendly alternatives to petroleum-based products. For several years, we have explored the chemistry of vegetable oils and carried out derivatization reactions in order to generate new compounds and polymers. In this presentation, an overview is given of the different approaches used. These include functionalization and modifications with nitrogen-containing reagents and formulation with suitable ingredients. The selective reactions permit specific molecular groups to be attached to vegetable oils or their methyl esters in order to improve specific end-use properties. An appropriate formulation permits more facile delivery of active ingredients. With suitable modifications and/or formulations, it may be possible to produce vegetable oil-based materials with a range of potential applications such as lubricant additives, adhesives, antioxidants, and surfactants.