Bio-Based Polymers for Technical Applications: A Review — Part 2


Triglyceride oil of plant seed cannot be used on its own without further modification. The fatty acids must be suitably functionalized in order to add polymerisable functionalities which will help in the curing process. The purpose of these modifications is to reach a higher level of molecular weight and cross-link density, and also to incorporate chemical functionalities known to impart stiffness in a polymer network. The modification can go through various path ways which were described in this study.

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Adekunle, K. (2014) Bio-Based Polymers for Technical Applications: A Review — Part 2. Open Journal of Polymer Chemistry, 4, 95-101. doi: 10.4236/ojpchem.2014.44011.

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