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Improved performance of epoxies
Unmet Need: Use of renewable and nontoxic feedstock for epoxiesCurrently over 90% of commercial epoxy resins are derived from the non-renewable petrochemical bisphenol A (BPA). However, BPA is considered as a suspicious endocrine disrupting chemical and may cause harm to human health. In the recent decade, a variety of biobased epoxies have been developed...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Jinwen Zhang, Tuan Liu
Keywords(s): bioepoxy, hyperbranched polymer, vegetable oil-based epoxy
Methods for chemical degradation of epoxies using organic salts as catalysts
Unmet Need: Environmental friendly and cost-effective degradation of epoxiesRecycling of thermosetting polymers is both economically and environmentally important due to the prevalence of polymers in landfills. Strong alkali or acid have been used for this purpose. Harsh chemicals would result in environmental pollution as well as it would turn the...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Jinwen Zhang, Tuan Liu, Junna Xin