α,ω-Dihydroxy-terminated copolymeric oligomers of a 1,3-propylene/1,4-cyclohexanedimethylene succinate structure were obtained by the thermal polycondensation of 1,3-propanediol/1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol/succinic acid mixtures. They were subsequently chain-extended via phosgene synthesis to high molecular weight aliphatic/alicyclic copolyester-carbonates. These new polymers, besides having a biodegradable backbone, originate from two monomers, namely, 1,3-propanediol and succinic acid, which can be obtained by renewable sources. Therefore, they have a potential as environmentally friendly materials. All synthesized materials were characterized in reference to their molecular structure by 1H NMR and 13C NMR. Their molecular weights and molecular weight distributions were determined by size exclusion chromatography, and their main thermal properties were measured by DSC. Spectroscopic characterizations were in full agreement with the proposed structures. 1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol was used as a diol comonomer to improve the overall thermal properties of poly(1,3-propylene succinate). The results of the characterization performed show that the initial expectations were only partially satisfied.
|Titolo:||New biodegradable polymers from renewable sources:polyester-carbonates based on 1,3-propylene-co-1,4-cyclohexanedimethylene succinate|
RANUCCI, ELISABETTA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||1,3-propanediol; 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol; Aliphatic/alicyclic copolyesters; Chain-extension; Degradable polymers; Phosgene; Polyester-carbonates; Renewable sources; Succinic acid|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/pola.1227|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|