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Sustainable Polymers Derived from Soybean and Other Renewable Vegetable Oils
September 10, 2019
8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST
Soybean and other vegetable oils, and their fatty acids, are attractive sources for polymers due to their worldwide availability, lack of toxicity and presence of convenient functional groups. A variety of routes can be employed for creating diverse polymeric materials from these sources.
This webinar will discuss the design of soybean-based polymers with well-defined molecular characteristics and competitive properties compared with conventional, petroleum-derived materials. Topics to be covered will include a diverse array of approaches using soybean oil and polymers. Among them are 1) tunable properties in thermoplastic elastomers derived from fatty acids; 2) vegetable oils as rubber-toughening additives for a biorenewable thermoplastic and polylactide; 3) hydrolytically degradable epoxy resins derived from epoxidized soybean oil; and 4) conversion into reaction intermediates, monomers and polymers for high-performance coatings and other applications.
Brought to you by:
Professor Megan L. Robertson,
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
University of Houston
Prof. Chuanbing Tang,
College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor,
University of South Carolina
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