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Polyurethanes from Isosorbide-Based Diisocyanates

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  • Michael D. Zenner,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)
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  • Dr. Ying Xia,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jason S. Chen,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)
    • Jason S. Chen, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)

      Michael R. Kessler, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)

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  • Prof. Dr. Michael R. Kessler

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)
    • Jason S. Chen, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)

      Michael R. Kessler, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (USA)

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Abstract

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Benign building blocks: Stereochemically pure diisocyanates were prepared on a multigram scale from succinic anhydride and isosorbide or isomannide. Characterization of polyurethanes that were produced from these diisocyanates revealed low polydispersity, high thermal stability, and stereochemistry-dependent morphology. If biobased succinic anhydride is used, then no stoichiometric petroleum-derived reagents are required in the synthesis of these materials.

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