Fatty acid derived phosphorus-containing polyesters via acyclic diene metathesis polymerization

Authors

  • Lucas Montero De Espinosa,

    1. Department of Analytical and Organic Chemistry, Rovira i Virgili University, Campus Sescelades, Marcel.lí Domingo s/n, Tarragona 43007, Spain
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  • Juan C. Ronda,

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    1. Department of Analytical and Organic Chemistry, Rovira i Virgili University, Campus Sescelades, Marcel.lí Domingo s/n, Tarragona 43007, Spain
    • Department of Analytical and Organic Chemistry, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona 43007, Spain
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  • Marina Galià,

    1. Department of Analytical and Organic Chemistry, Rovira i Virgili University, Campus Sescelades, Marcel.lí Domingo s/n, Tarragona 43007, Spain
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  • Virginia Cádiz,

    1. Department of Analytical and Organic Chemistry, Rovira i Virgili University, Campus Sescelades, Marcel.lí Domingo s/n, Tarragona 43007, Spain
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  • Michael A.R. Meier

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    1. Group of Renewable Raw Materials, University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven, Constantiaplatz 4, Emden 26723, Germany
    • Group of Renewable Raw Materials, University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven, Constantiaplatz 4, Emden 26723, Germany
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Abstract

The acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization of a phosphorus-containing α,ω-diene prepared from a plant oil derived building block is reported. Different ruthenium based metathesis catalysts and conditions were tested to optimize the ADMET polymerization of this monomer. Undecylenyl undecenoate was used as fully renewable comonomer to obtain polyesters with different phosphorus contents and to increase the renewable content of the final polymers. Copolymerization caused marked variations in the molecular weights leading to polyesters from 6 to 38 KDa. The effect of the ADMET polymerization temperature in the thermal properties of the copolymers was studied and their thermal degradation and flame retardant properties were evaluated. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 47: 5760–5771, 2009

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