Title

New Monomers from Vegetable Oils

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-27-2000

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Novel vegetable oil derived macromonomers were synthesized by the chemical modification of castor, lesquerella and vernonia oils. The castor oil derivative has been successfully copolymerized into vinyl-acrylic and all-acrylic latexes designed for use as architectural coatings. The castor oil derived monomer provides latex polymers with good film formation without the use of coalescing solvent. Furthermore, its presence in the copolymer improves dry times, and provides reactive functionality for ambient cure. In yet another phase of the investigation of novel monomers, UV curable coatings were developed from methacrylic macromonomers synthesized from lesquerella and vernonia oils. The resulting coatings exhibited good gloss, pencil hardness, and adhesion to steel substrates.

Publication Title

ACS Symposium Series

Volume

755

First Page

159

Last Page

169

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