Plant oils are renewable and environmental friendly natural resource with excellent properties, including ready availability, inherent sustainability, and relatively low cost. Due to depleting fossil resources, the ever-increasing emission of greenhouse gases and toxic waste, there has been increased interest in developing plant oil-based alternatives to petroleum-based products. The inherent functionality (carbon double bonds, ester, and so on) offers the possibility of these renewable resources being transformed into industrially significant compounds via several efficient processes. Some of these compounds are considered bio-build block for making polymeric materials, which would be focus on the following chapter. This chapter discusses the plant oil-based derivatives directly used as the valuable compounds for industry application.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Bio-based Plant Oil Polymers and Composites|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)