Innovative biobased Poly(meth)acrylates
Shifting from petrochemical feedstocks to renewable resources can address some of the environmental issues associated with petrochemical extraction and make plastics production sustainable. Therefore, there is a growing interest in selective methods for transforming abundant renewable feedstocks into monomers suitable for polymer production.
Copolymers from renewable materials
A recent study describes one-pot catalytic systems, that are active, productive, and selective under mild conditions for the synthesis of copolymers from renewable materials. Each system allows for anhydride formation, alcohol acylation and/or acid esterification, as well as polymerisation of the formed (meth)acrylates, providing direct access to a new library of unique poly(meth)acrylates.
The study has been published in Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, June 2021.