Vegetable oils as a platform for the design of sustainable and non-isocyanate thermoplastic polyurethanes.

Abstract : This thesis aims to synthesize more sustainable thermoplastic polyurethanes from vegetable oil derivatives. The first route that has been investigated is based on the well-known reaction between a diol and a diisocyanate. Then to avoid the use of diisocyanates, the route via the polyaddition of a bis cyclic carbonate and a diamine have been studied as well. For this purpose, bifunctional precursors such as diols, bis 5- and 6-membered cyclic carbonates and diamines have been prepared from sunflower oil derivative (methyl oleate) and castor oil derivatives (methyl undecenoate and sebacic acid) The thermo-mechanical properties of the PUs have been modulated by designing and selecting the chemical structure of the (fatty acid-based) monomers. The performed model reaction kinetics revealed the higher reactivity of the 6-membered cyclic carbonates compare to the 5-membered ones. Finally, the developed route to fatty acid-based diamines via dinitriles synthesis in mild conditions was really efficient and this route is really promising to develop a fatty acid based-diamines platform and fully bio-based poly(hydroxyurethane)s.
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Lise Maisonneuve. Vegetable oils as a platform for the design of sustainable and non-isocyanate thermoplastic polyurethanes.. Other. Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux I, 2013. English. ⟨NNT : 2013BOR15218⟩. ⟨tel-01249386⟩



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