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Bio-based Thermosetting Polymers from Vegetable Oils

Ying Xia1, Rafael L. Quirino2, Richard C. Larock3,*

1 Iowa State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering;
2 Georgia Southern University, Chemistry Department;
3 Iowa State University, Chemistry Department

* Corresponding Author: email

Journal of Renewable Materials 2013, 1(1), 3-27.


Vegetable oils are promising renewable resources for polymers, due to their low cost, ready availability, and versatile applications. Recently, increasing attention has been paid to vegetable oil-based polymeric materials due to both economic and environmental concerns. This review focuses on the latest developments in vegetable oil-based thermosets prepared by a variety of polymerization methods. The thermosets obtained exhibit a wide range of thermomechanical properties from soft and fl exible rubbers to rigid and hard plastics. Some of the thermosets have properties comparable to petroleum-based analogs and show promise as replacements, providing possible solutions to environmental and energy concerns.

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APA Style
Xia, Y., Quirino, R.L., Larock, R.C. (2013). Bio-based thermosetting polymers from vegetable oils. Journal of Renewable Materials, 1(1), 3-27.
Vancouver Style
Xia Y, Quirino RL, Larock RC. Bio-based thermosetting polymers from vegetable oils. J Renew Mater. 2013;1(1):3-27
IEEE Style
Y. Xia, R.L. Quirino, and R.C. Larock "Bio-based Thermosetting Polymers from Vegetable Oils," J. Renew. Mater., vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-27. 2013.

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