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Synthesis and kinetic modeling of biomass-derived renewable polyesters

Lomelí-Rodríguez, Mónica, Martín-Molina, Miguel, Jiménez-Pardo, María, Nasim-Afzal, Zahara, Cauët, Solène I., Davies, Thomas E., Rivera-Toledo, Martín and Lopez-Sanchez, Jose A. 2016. Synthesis and kinetic modeling of biomass-derived renewable polyesters. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 54 (18) , pp. 2876-2887. 10.1002/pola.28173

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The biomass‐derived polyesters poly(1,3‐propylene 2,5‐furandicarboxylate) (PPF), poly(1,3‐propylene succinate) (PPS) and poly(1,3‐propylene 2,5‐furandicarboxylate‐co‐1,3‐propylene succinate) (PPFPS) have been synthesized via a two‐step process involving polycondensation and azeotropic distillation. The kinetic parameters were obtained by fitting the experimental data from a batch polymerization reactor to three different kinetic models for polyesterification reactions. The activation energies of the all monomer systems were obtained by Arrhenius plots. Given the increasing availability of biomass‐derived monomers their use in renewable polyesters as substitutes for fossil fuel derived chemicals becomes a distinct possibility. The kinetic modeling of the uncatalyzed polyesterification reactions will enable further integrative process simulation of the studied bioderived polymers and provide a reference for future practical study or industrial applications of catalyzed polyesterification reactions and other bioderived monomer systems. © 2016 The Authors. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 2876–2887

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0887-624X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 9 May 2016
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 11:10

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