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Open Access Biological Oils as Precursors to Novel Polymeric Materials

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This paper reviews a part of the rich field of oleochemicals, their synthesis and applications as precursors for polymers by referring to published data rather than discussing details of different reactions. The hope is to help readers in finding leads in the vast research area carried out over a long period of time, to avoid traps and to inspire new ideas for oil-based products and processes.

Keywords: Biological oils; polymeric materials; precursors

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2013

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  • This journal publishes high quality peer reviewed original research and review articles on macromolecules and additives obtained from renewable/biobased resources. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, JRM introduces cutting-edge research on biobased monomers, polymers, additives (both organic and inorganic), their blends and composites. JRM showcases both fundamental aspects and applications of renewable materials. The fundamental topics include the synthesis and polymerization of biobased monomers and macromonomers, the chemical modification of natural polymers, as well as the characterization, structure-property relationships, processing, recycling, bio and environmental degradation and life cycle analysis of the ensuing materials, in view of their potential applications. Within this sustainability approach, green chemistry processes and studies falling within biorefinery contexts are strongly favored.
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