Issue Date: January 16, 2012
Vegetable Oils Yield Polymer Precursors
A reaction sequence for converting raw olive, rapeseed, and sunflower oils into polymer precursors could one day provide inexpensive replacement feedstocks for petroleum-derived monomers used to make high-volume polymers, an international research team reports (Green Chem., DOI: 10.1039/c1gc16094j). Led by Stefan Mecking of the University of Konstanz, in Germany, and David J. Cole-Hamilton of the University of St. Andrews, . . .
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