|HUANG, KUN - Chinese Academy Of Forestry|
|Liu, Zengshe - Kevin|
|ZHANG, JINWEN - Washington State University|
|LI, SHOUHAI - Chinese Academy Of Forestry|
|LI, MEI - Chinese Academy Of Forestry|
|XIA, JIANLING - Chinese Academy Of Forestry|
|ZHOU, YONGHONG - Chinese Academy Of Forestry|
Submitted to: American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/3/2015
Publication Date: 5/3/2015
Citation: Huang, K., Liu, Z., Zhang, J., Li, S., Li, M., Xia, J., Zhou, Y. 2015. A self-crosslinking thermosetting monomer with both epoxy and anhydride groups derived from tung oil fatty acids: Synthesis and properties [abstract]. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. Abstract No. 61916.
Technical Abstract: A self-crosslinking compound with epoxy groups and anhydride groups (GEMA) has been successfully synthesized from tung oil fatty acid by reacting with maleic anhydride via the Diels-Alder reaction. GEMA has very good storage stability and could be cured with trace amounts of tertiary amine. This advantage avoided the non-uniformity, bubbles, and insolubility during the mixing procedure of the epoxy resins and curing agents. Compared to commercial Bisphenol A epoxy resins, GEMA has relatively lower mechanical properties and thermal properties. However, in view of its renewable properties, GEMA still is a very promising bio-based epoxy which may replace Bisphenol A epoxy resins in some applications.