Vol.10, No.5, 2022, pp.1175-1184, doi:10.32604/jrm.2022.016365
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Feasibility Study of the Synthesis of Isocyanate-Free Polyurethanes from Catechin
  • Wissem Sahmim1, Febrina Dellarose Boer1, Hubert Chapuis1, Firmin Obounou-Akong1, Antonio Pizzi2, Philippe Gérardin1, Christine Gérardin-Charbonnier1,*
1 Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherche sur le Matériau Bois, EA 4370-USC INRAE, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, 54506, France
2 Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherche sur le Matériau Bois, EA 4370-USC INRAE, Université de Lorraine, Epinal, 88000, France
* Corresponding Author: Christine Gérardin-Charbonnier. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Foam Materials and Composites)
Received 01 March 2021; Accepted 26 July 2021; Issue published 22 December 2021
Abstract
With the current trend of increasing efforts to develop non-isocyanate-based polyurethanes (NIPUs), this study aimed to check the feasibility of the development of a method using cyclic carbonate modified catechin and amine to synthesis non-isocyanate urethane with the objective to further extend these results to polyurethane synthesis. The methods used in this study consist of four steps: glycidilation of catechin, hydrolysis of epoxide, cyclic carbonate synthesis, and carbamate synthesis through condensation of butylamine. The resulting products were analyzed using FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) spectroscopy and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy. The results showed that carbamate could be successfully obtained through this four-steps synthesis, opening the possibility to further developments for the synthesis of polyurethanes starting from catechin and condensed tannins.
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Feasibility Study of the Synthesis of Isocyanate-Free Polyurethanes from Catechin
Keywords
Catechin; cyclic carbonate; isocyanate-free; glycidilation; carbamate
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Sahmim, W., Boer, F. D., Chapuis, H., Obounou-Akong, F., Pizzi, A. et al. (2022). Feasibility Study of the Synthesis of Isocyanate-Free Polyurethanes from Catechin. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(5), 1175–1184.
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