7. Towards Sustainable Solution Polymerization: Biodiesel as a Polymerization Solvent

  1. Prof. Dr. Robert T. Mathers2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Michael A. R. Meier3
  1. Marc A. Dubé and
  2. Somaieh Salehpour

Published Online: 19 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636167.ch7

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

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

How to Cite

Dubé, M. A. and Salehpour, S. (2011) Towards Sustainable Solution Polymerization: Biodiesel as a Polymerization Solvent, 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.ch7

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 Ottawa, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, 161 Louis Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada

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:

  • Biodiesel;
  • fatty acid methyl ester;
  • green solvent;
  • polymerization kinetics;
  • sustainable polymerization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Solution Polymerization and Green Solvents

  • Biodiesel as a Polymerization Solvent

  • Experimental Section

  • Effect of FAME Solvent on Polymerization Kinetics

  • Effect of Biodiesel Feedstock

  • Conclusion

  • References