Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Richard C. Larock

Second Advisor

Michael R. Kessler

Abstract

This dissertation discusses the synthesis and characterization of novel biorenewable vegetable oil-based polymeric materials, including thermosets and environmentally-friendly waterborne polyurethane dispersions. The thermosets prepared by cationic polymerization and ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) display a wide range of thermophysical and mechanical properties from soft and flexible rubbers to hard and rigid plastics, which show promise as alternatives to petroleum-based plastics. The vegetable oil-based polyurethane dispersions may find applications as protective and decorative coatings in many industries.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1033

Copyright Owner

Ying Xia

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-28

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

131 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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