A biomass approach to mendable bio-elastomers

Liang Yuan, Zhongkai Wang, Mitra S. Ganewatta, Md Anisur Rahman, Meghan E. Lamm, Chuanbing Tang

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Sustainable bioelastomers with high elastic recovery, high resilience and mendability are conceptualized with low chain-entanglement polymers that are predominantly originated from renewable biomass. Polymers with plant oil-derived fatty groups at the side chain were installed with furan, which allowed Diels-Alder addition to introduce dynamic covalent crosslinking. These elastomers are mendable via retro Diels-Alder. Reprocessing of these polymers led to the formation of elastomers with preservation of excellent resilience and elastic recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1306-1313
Number of pages8
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2017

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Funding Information:
We would like to acknowledge the support from the National Science Foundation (DMR-1252611) and United Soybean Board (Project number 1540-612-6273

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