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Bio-based hybrid polymers from vinyl ester resin and modified palm oil: Synthesis and characterization

Fakhari, A. and Rahmat, A. R. and Wahit, M. U. and Arjmandi, R. (2017) Bio-based hybrid polymers from vinyl ester resin and modified palm oil: Synthesis and characterization. International Polymer Processing, 32 (1). pp. 20-25. ISSN 0930-777X

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Abstract

A series of bio-based hybrid thermosets composed of maleinated acrylated epoxidized palm oil (MAEPO) and vinyl ester resin (VE) were produced using free radical-induced cross-linking. The amount of petroleum-based resin which was replaced by bio-resin (MAEPO) was varied from 5 to 20 wt%. The structure of the polymer systems was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and dynamic mechanical analysis. The mechanical properties of the VE/MAEPO resins were studied using tensile, flexural and impact tests. The result obtained from structural analysis revealed that for the polymer hybrids with up to 20 wt% bio-resin content, there is good compatibility between MAEPO and VE as no phase separation was observed for these systems. The prepared eco-friendly bio-based thermosetting resins exhibit remarkable improvement in toughness parameters, such as ductility and impact strength, thereby showing potential for use in composites and nanocomposites applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:maleinated acrylated epoxidized palm oil (MAEPO), vinyl ester resin (VE)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:76371
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Jun 2018 06:25
Last Modified:30 Jun 2018 06:25

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