Recently bio-based polymers procured from different natural resources have attracted greater attention as the viable eco-friendly alternatives to traditional petroleum-based products. Among various bio-based materials, vegetable oils represent one of the most abundant, low cost renewable material having the potential to be an ideal alternative to chemical feedstockl traditional synthetic polymeric materials. Different derivatives of vegetable oils can be used as preliminary resources for the synthesis of a variety of materials (e.g. polyols, glycol, lubricants and plasticizers for polymers) owing to the high reactivity of their oxirane rings. So in this project, we have synthesized different soybean oil based elastomer using cationic! free radical polymerization. Some preliminary study on the dynamic mechanical behavior of the synthesized elastomer has also been carried out.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Print publication - Apr 2014|
|Event||72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014 - Las Vegas, United States|
Duration: 28 Apr 2014 → 30 Apr 2014
|Conference||72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014|
|Period||28/04/14 → 30/04/14|