Submitted to: Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 3, 2009
Publication Date: May 3, 2009
Citation: Liu, Z., Erhan, S.Z. 2009. Preparation of Soypolymers by Ring-opening Polymerization of Epoxdized Soybean Oil [abstract]. Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. Technical Abstract: Ring opening polymerization of epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) initiated by boron trifluoride diethyl etherate in methylene chloride was conducted in an effort to develop useful biodegradable polymers. The resulting polymers (PESO) were characterized using Infrared (IR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), 1H NMR, C NMR, solid state C NMR and gel permeation chromatography (GPC). The results indicate that PESO materials are highly crosslinked polymers. They have glass transition temperatures ranging from -16°C to -48°C. TGA results shows the PESO polymers are thermally stable at temperatures up to 220°C. Decomposition temperature is found mainly after 340°C.