We thank Lars Bolk for DSC and GPC analysis and Marina Krumova for WAXS.
Linear Semicrystalline Polyesters from Fatty Acids by Complete Feedstock Molecule Utilization†
Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 25, pages 4306–4308, June 7, 2010
How to Cite
Quinzler, D. and Mecking, S. (2010), Linear Semicrystalline Polyesters from Fatty Acids by Complete Feedstock Molecule Utilization. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 4306–4308. doi: 10.1002/anie.201001510
- Issue published online: 1 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
- Manuscript Received: 12 MAR 2010
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- renewable resources
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.