A comparative study of acrylate oligomer on Jatropha and Palm oil-based UV-curable surface coating

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We report a novel family of acrylate-functional monomers/oligomers derived from epoxidized jatropha oil using acrylic acid. Acrylated epoxy jatropha oil-based polymer was synthesized in two steps reaction. Oligomers were coated on glass substrate and cross-linked afterwards by UV irradiation. The coating properties such as gloss, scratch hardness and chemical resistance were evaluated via standard methods. A comparative study of jatropha and palm oil based acrylate UV coatings was conducted. The most important and economic method for the acrylation of epoxidized jatropha oil requires a 6-h reaction time compared to palm oil that requires a 20-h reaction time. The acrylated epoxidized jatropha oil exhibited improved glossiness, UV curing time and hardness over the acrylated epoxidized palm oil.

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Aung, M. M., Yaakob, Z., Abdullah, L. C., Rayung, M., & Li, W. J. (2015). A comparative study of acrylate oligomer on Jatropha and Palm oil-based UV-curable surface coating. Industrial Crops and Products, 77, 1047–1052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.09.065

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