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Research Project: Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils

Location: Bio-oils Research

Title: Microwave-assisted maleation of tung oil for bio-based products

item LIU, CHENGGUO - Chinese Academy Of Forestry
item Liu, Zengshe - Kevin
item Tisserat, Brent
item WANG, RONGPENG - Missouri University Of Science And Technology
item SCHUMAN, THOMAS - Missouri University Of Science And Technology
item ZHOU, YONGHONG - Chinese Academy Of Forestry
item HU, LIHONG - Chinese Academy Of Forestry

Submitted to: Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/13/2017
Publication Date: 4/30/2017
Citation: Liu, C., Liu, Z., Tisserat, B., Wang, R., Schuman, T.P., Zhou, Y., Hu, L. 2017. Microwave-assisted maleation of tung oil for bio-based products [abstract]. American Oil Chemists' Society Annual Meeting. p. 26.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In this work, a simple, “green” and convenient chemical modification of tung oil for maleinized tung oil (TOMA) was developed via microwave-assisted one-step maleation. This modifying process did not involve any solvent, catalyst, or initiator, but demonstrated the most efficiency of functionalizing plant oils: at a reaction time of 4 min, the yield of purified TOMA target product reached 94.5 wt.%. A mechanism of this microwave-assisted maleation was investigated by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Moreover, three oil-based epoxides including epoxidized glycidyl ester (EGS), epoxidized soybean oil (ESO), and epoxidized octyl soyate (EOS) as well as hydroxyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) were employed to react with the optimized TOMA product. Novel fully oil-based epoxy resins and silicon-containing alkyd resins were prepared. Mechanical, thermal, thermo-mechanical, and hydrophobic properties of the as-prepared epoxy and alkyd resins were evaluated.