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Title: Novel Suberin-Based Biopolyesters: From Synthesis to Properties
Author: Sousa, Andreia F.
Gandini, Alessandro
Silvestre, Armando J. D.
Neto, Carlos Pascoal
Pinto, José J. C. Cruz
Eckerman, Christer
Holmbom, Bjarne
Keywords: biopolymers
renewable resources
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Abstract: This article reports the successful synthesis and characterization of two types of completely biobased polymers prepared by the polycondensation or polytransesterification of suberin fragments, isolated by different procedures and from two different vegetable sources. These polymerizations were conducted with different experimental conditions in terms of the type of catalyst, the reaction medium and temperature, as well as the molar ratio between the reactive moieties. The ensuing linear or partly crosslinked polyesters were characterized by conventional spectroscopic techniques, SEC, DSC, XRD, DMA, and TGA. These hydrophobic materials represent an original contribution to the growing field of polymers from renewable resources. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 49: 2281-2291, 2011
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0887-624X
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