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Keywords:

  • crystallinity;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • polycondensation;
  • polyesters;
  • renewable resources
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Complete and linear incorporation of fatty acids into polyesters is achieved by isomerizing carbonylation to give polymerization-quality diesters and their polycondensation with the corresponding diols obtained by reduction. The strictly linear and long-chain hydrocarbon nature of these polyesters results in a high degree of crystallinity and melting behavior akin to common thermoplastics.