3. Furans as Offsprings of Sugars and Polysaccharides and Progenitors of an Emblematic Family of Polymer Siblings

  1. Prof. Dr. Robert T. Mathers2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Michael A. R. Meier3
  1. Alessandro Gandini

Published Online: 19 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636167.ch3

Green Polymerization Methods: Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction

Green Polymerization Methods: Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction

How to Cite

Gandini, A. (2011) Furans as Offsprings of Sugars and Polysaccharides and Progenitors of an Emblematic Family of Polymer Siblings, in Green Polymerization Methods: Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction (eds R. T. Mathers and M. A. R. Meier), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527636167.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry, 3550 Seventh Street Road, New Kensington, PA 15068, USA

  2. 3

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Organic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Weg 6, Building 30.42, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Aveiro, CICECO and Chemistry Department, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326259

Online ISBN: 9783527636167

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Keywords:

  • furfural;
  • hydroxymethylfurfural;
  • furfuryl alcohol;
  • furan monomers;
  • furan polymers;
  • polyesters;
  • polyamides;
  • polyurethanes;
  • polyethers;
  • conjugated oligomers;
  • photocrosslinking;
  • Diels-Alder reaction;
  • thermoreversible polymersization;
  • reversible networks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • First Generation Furans and their Conversion into Monomers

  • Polymers from Furfuryl Alcohol

  • Conjugated Polymers and Oligomers

  • Polyesters

  • Polyamides

  • Polyurethanes

  • Furyl Oxirane

  • Application of the Diels–Alder Reaction to Furan Polymers

  • Conclusions

  • References