Polymers from Plant Oils by Alessandro GandiniPolymers from Plant Oils by Alessandro Gandini

Polymers from Plant Oils

byAlessandro Gandini, Talita Martins Lacerda

Paperback | March 26, 2015

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This book provides an update on the field of polymers derived from vegetable oils. It highlights the remarkable progress achieved in all aspects of the discipline over the last decade, ranging from direct exploitation of triglycerides to their conversion into novel monomeric species and their polymerisation (including the properties and potential applications of the ensuing materials).

After a general introduction that ‘sets the stage’ for better understanding of the various strategies and mechanist approaches, each one of them is discussed in detail in the appropriate chapter.

Rather than attempting an uncritical comprehensive coverage of the large body of recent published work, the book purposely focuses on the originality of several systems in which novel mechanisms are being explored successfully (e.g., application of the thiol-ene reaction, metathesis, and Diels–Alder reactions to oils and their derivatives). Additional emphasis is placed on straightforward and technically viable processes that call upon utilisation of readily available precursors.

The other important aspect of this book relates to the properties of the different materials: thermal transitions and stability; mechanical performances; biodegradability; aptitude for further chemical modification; readiness to form blends and composites.

Readers who should find this book useful include polymer scientists and engineers working in academic and industrial sectors, as well as vegetable-oil chemists and researchers involved in the broader sustainability of exploitation of renewable resources, ‘green’ chemistry and implementation of bio-refineries.

Title:Polymers from Plant OilsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.4 inPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Smithers Rapra TechnologyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910242411

ISBN - 13:9781910242414

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Table of Contents

1-Introduction; 2-Basic Chemical Notions; 3-Polymerisation of Pristine Oils and their Fatty Acids; 4-Monomers and Polymers from Chemically Modified Plant Oils and their Fatty Acids; 5-Metathesis Reactions Applied to Plant Oils and Polymers Derived from the Ensuing Products; 6-Thiol-ene and Thiol-yne Reactions for the Transformation of Oleochemicals into Monomers and Polymers; 7-Diels-Alder Reactions and Polycondensations Applied to Vegetable Oils and their Derivatives; 8-Conclusions and Perspectives