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Thermoset polymers via ring opening metathesis polymerization of functionalized oils

United States Patent

November 27, 2012
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The invention provides a method for producing a thermosetting resin from renewable oils, the method comprising supplying renewable oil molecules containing strained ring alkene moieties; reacting the alkene moieties with cyclic alkenes to create a polymer; and repeating the above two steps until the resin having desired characteristics are obtained. Also provided is a thermoset resin comprising functionalized renewable oil polymerized with a co-monomer.
Larock; Richard C. (Ames, IA), Henna; Phillip H. (Prairie du Chien, WI), Kessier; Michael R. (Ames, IA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
13/ 357,739
January 25, 2012
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Iowa State University.