A facile and green route to terpene derived acrylate and methacrylate monomers and simple free radical polymerisation to yield new renewable polymers and coatings

Sainz, M.F. and Souto, J.A. and Regentova, D. and Johansson, M.K.G. and Timhagen, S.T. and Irvine, Derek J. and Buijsen, P. and Koning, C.E. and Stockman, R.A. and Howdle, Steven M. (2016) A facile and green route to terpene derived acrylate and methacrylate monomers and simple free radical polymerisation to yield new renewable polymers and coatings. Polymer Chemistry, 7 . pp. 2882-2887. ISSN 1759-9962

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Abstract

We present new acrylic monomers derived directly from abundant naturally available terpenes via a facile, green and catalytic approach. These monomers can be polymerised to create new polymers with a wide range of mechanical properties that positions them ideally for application across the commodity and specialty plastics landscape; from packaging, cosmetic and medical, through to composites and coatings. We demonstrate their utility through formation of novel renewable polymer coatings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Terpenes, Polymers
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Identification Number: 10.1039/c6py00357e
Depositing User: Bramwell, Roseanna
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 13:31
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 10:22
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34638

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