Novel Biobased Materials from Tung Oil-Based Monomer and Tung Oil-Modified Unsaturated Polyester


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Two kinds of novel biobased materials were obtained by copolymerization of tung oil -based monomer (TOPERMA) or tung oil-modified unsaturated polyester (UPE-TO) with styrene. Mechanical and thermal properties of the two TO-based biopolymers were presented and compared. It was shown that the UPE-TO polymer matrix showed better toughness than the pure unsaturated polyester (UPE) matrix, while the TOPERMA polymer matrix had better thermal stability than the UPE-TO and the pure UPE matrixes by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). These tung oil-based polymers show promise as an alternative to replace petroleum-based materials.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 581-582)

Edited by:

Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen




C. G. Liu et al., "Novel Biobased Materials from Tung Oil-Based Monomer and Tung Oil-Modified Unsaturated Polyester", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 581-582, pp. 121-124, 2012

Online since:

October 2012




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