Reactions of Palm Oil-Based mcl-PHAs with Epoxidized Natural Rubber

Lee, S.Y.; Hassan, A.; Tan, I.K.P.; Terakawa, K.; Ichikawa, N.; Gan, S.N. (2010) Reactions of Palm Oil-Based mcl-PHAs with Epoxidized Natural Rubber. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 115 (4). pp. 2039-2043. ISSN 0021-8995

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A palm oil-based medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) was allowed to react with epoxidized natural rubber (ENR). There was no noticeable reaction at ambient temperature for short reaction times. However, after 30 min at 170 degrees C, the mcl-PHA underwent thermal degradation to generate carboxylic terminal groups that attacked the epoxy groups of the ENR. Evidence of the ring-opening reaction was provided by both FTIR and (1)H-NMR. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 115: 2039-2043, 2010

Item Type: Article
  1. Lee, S.Y.
  2. Hassan, A.
  3. Tan, I.K.P.(Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  4. Terakawa, K.
  5. Ichikawa, N.
  6. Gan, S.N.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: biopolymer blending degradation ftir nmr bacterial poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates) degradation acids
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 12:45
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 12:57

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