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Polyurethanes synthesised by sustainable routes

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Polyurethanes are synthesised not only by the classic route starting from diol and diisocyanate but also by modern sustainable routes.

Modern sustainable routes are a good alternative for the synthesis of polyurethane 

Source: Fotolia

Modern sustainable routes are a good alternative for the synthesis of polyurethane 

Source: Fotolia

Environmentally friendly products and procedures are being developed both in industry and academia, mainly due to the depletion of fossil resources and the growing global awareness of the need to protect the environment. Thus, since polyurethanes represent a highly demanded class of polymers, straightforward, isocyanate and phosgene-free methods are required for the synthesis of their precursors (monomers) in order to achieve a sustainable production. To foster the discussion with the final goal to meet such a sustainable production, researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Karlsruhe, Germany) have considered classic as well as modern and more sustainable routes towards polyurethanes and their precursors.

The study appeared in: Green Chemistry, 2013, Issue 15, pp 1431-1455.

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