Presentation Title

Synthesis of ABA-block Polymers from Lignin Derived Phenols and Fatty Alcohols

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Alex John

Start Date

17-11-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 2:30 PM

Location

CREVELING 103

Session

POSTER 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

Thermoplastic elastomers are a class of co-block polymers which show viscoelastic properties and ease of processing characteristic of many plastics. This includes a class of polymers called ABA block polymers typically composed of petrochemical starting materials including polybutadiene, polyisoprene, and polystyrene. The crosslinked polymer includes the A block, a typically high melting point polymer, called the hard block, and the B block is a low melting point polymer, called the soft block. A notable example of this is poly(styrene-b-butadiene-b-styrene) commonly used as a durable rubber. In this project, these polymers are made from sustainable starting materials including lignin derived-phenols and fatty alcohols. The ABA triblock will be accessed by RAFT polymerization and preliminary results will be discussed.

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Synthesis of ABA-block Polymers from Lignin Derived Phenols and Fatty Alcohols

CREVELING 103

Thermoplastic elastomers are a class of co-block polymers which show viscoelastic properties and ease of processing characteristic of many plastics. This includes a class of polymers called ABA block polymers typically composed of petrochemical starting materials including polybutadiene, polyisoprene, and polystyrene. The crosslinked polymer includes the A block, a typically high melting point polymer, called the hard block, and the B block is a low melting point polymer, called the soft block. A notable example of this is poly(styrene-b-butadiene-b-styrene) commonly used as a durable rubber. In this project, these polymers are made from sustainable starting materials including lignin derived-phenols and fatty alcohols. The ABA triblock will be accessed by RAFT polymerization and preliminary results will be discussed.