Novel biobased resins from blends of functionalized soybean oil and unsaturated polyester resin

  • Miyagawa H
  • Mohanty A
  • Burgueño R
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Biobased unsaturated polyester (UPE) materials containing epoxidized methyl soyate (EMS) were processed with cobalt naphthenate as a promoter and 2-buta-none peroxide as an initiator. A certain amount of the UPE resin was replaced by EMS. The combination of the UPE and EMS resulted in an excellent combination for a new bio-based thermoset material with a relatively high elastic modulus and a constant glass transition temperature with up to 25 wt % replacement with EMS. The Izod impact strength was almost constant while the amount of EMS was changed.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Biopolymers
  • Crosslinking
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis
  • Phase separation
  • Unsaturated polyesters

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