Oils and fats derived from animals and plants provide a good renewable source for polymer precursors. In this investigation, fatty acids derived from plant oils and diols were used as monomers to produce polyesters by melt polycondensation. Sebacic acid, hexanediol, and hydroquinone were used as precursors in the polymer synthesis. The polymers were characterized by gel permeation chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, three-bending point flexural test, X-ray diffraction, tensile testing, and contact angle. The resulting polyesters were blended with epoxies to create materials with an increased elongation at break without affecting other mechanical properties.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization|
|State||Published - Nov 16 2016|
- sebacic acid