Self-Metathesis of 10-Undecen-1-Ol with Ru-Amine-Based Complex for Preparing the Soft Segment and Chain Extender of Novel Castor Oil-Based Polyurethanes

Larissa R. Fonseca, James A. Bergman, Michael R. Kessler, Samy A. Madbouly, Benedito S. Lima-Neto

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Self-metathesis of the terminal olefin in 10-undecen-1-ol was conducted in the presence of [RuCl2(PPh3)2(perhydroazepine)] complex and ethyl diazoacetate (EDA) to form a bioderived diol. The diol was utilized as soft segment and chain extender in polyurethane reactions with castor oil. Polymers with high Mw and Mn values and PDI's of 2 and 3 were obtained. The viscoelastic material parameters (G′, G″ and η*) were studied as a function of angular frequency at different temperatures and diol/castor oil compostions. Newtonian behavior was observed for these materials. Tg values were more negative when increasing the diol percentage because the material became more viscoelastic. At only 10 wt% of the diol, an adhesive characteristic was observed in the castor oil-based polyurethane. Modifying the castol oil-based polyurethane with 10 wt% of the diol was able to modify the rigid polyurethane, providing an adhesive characteristic to castor oil-based polyurethane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-39
Number of pages10
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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