Polyalkylene and Polyarylene Oxalates from Biorenewable Diols via Ester Interchange

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Material Information

Title:
Polyalkylene and Polyarylene Oxalates from Biorenewable Diols via Ester Interchange
Physical Description:
1 online resource (96 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Garcia Ocampo, John Jairo
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Chemistry
Committee Chair:
Miller, Stephen Albert
Committee Members:
Wagener, Kenneth B
Smith, Benjamin W

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
polyoxalates
Chemistry -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Chemistry thesis, M.S.
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
It is difficult to think about a modern world without polymers, they are part of our lives and serve to different purposes making our life somehow easier. However, polymers are mainly products from petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource, the price tends to be high and variable, and degradation of many of those polymers is slow in environmental conditions. Regarding this situation there is an increasing interest in finding biorenewable resources that could lead to cheaper and more abundant starting materials for synthesis of these polymers, as well as developing novel biodegradable polymers to reduce the impact of their disposal in land fields. Although occurrence of oxalates is wide in nature, just some studies have been done with polymers containing this functional group. Some of these studies have been related with degradation of polyoxalates indicating the potential biodegradability of these compounds. In the present work a methodology to synthesize of poly oxalates in melt and acid catalyzed was developed. The thermal properties of different polyalkylene and polyarylene oxalates were studied, with special focus in the decanediol and resorcinol bis(beta-hydroxyethyl)ether as potential biorenewable diols that can provide higher melting temperature (Tm) and glass transition temperature (Tg) to the polymer.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2012.
Local:
Adviser: Miller, Stephen Albert.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-12-31
Statement of Responsibility:
by John Jairo Garcia Ocampo.

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2012
System ID:
UFE0045123:00001