Evaluation of the film and adhesive properties of some block copolymer polyhydroxypolyamides from esterified aldaric acids and diamines

Authors

  • David W. Morton,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294
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  • Donald E. Kiely

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    1. Shafizadeh Rocky Mountain Center for Wood and Carbohydrate Chemistry (MRAR01), The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive #1152 Missoula, Montana 59812-1152
    • Shafizadeh Rocky Mountain Center for Wood and Carbohydrate Chemistry (MRAR01), The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive #1152 Missoula, Montana 59812-1152
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  • This article was taken from the Ph.D. dissertation of one of the authors (D. W. M.), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1998.

Abstract

A number of structurally different block copolymer polyhydroxypolyamides (PHPAs), produced by condensation polymerization of activated aldarates with 1o diamines, were evaluated for their water and methanol solubility and film-forming and adhesive properties. The polymers are composed of a single aldaric acid and a single diamine unit, a single aldaric acid and two diamine units, two aldaric acids and a single diamine unit, or two aldaric acids and two diamine units. The aldaryl monomer units in the polymers were derived from D-glucaric, xylaric, and galactaric (mucic) acids. A number of alkylenediamines and heteroatom (oxygen and nitrogen)-containing diamines were employed as comonomers. © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 77: 3085–3092, 2000

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