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Blends of Bio-Based Poly(Limonene Carbonate) with Commodity Polymers

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Neumann, Simon ; Hu, Pin ; Bretschneider, Felix ; Schmalz, Holger ; Greiner, Andreas:
Blends of Bio-Based Poly(Limonene Carbonate) with Commodity Polymers.
In: Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. Vol. 306 (2021) Issue 7 . - No. 2100090.
ISSN 1439-2054
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/mame.202100090

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Project's official titleProject's id
Project 438 886 960No information

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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In this study, blends of the bio-based poly(limonene carbonate) (PLimC) with different commodity polymers are investigated in order to explore the potential of PLimC toward generating more sustainable polymer materials by reducing the amount of petro- or food-based polymers. PLimC is employed as minority component in the blends. Next to the morphology and thermal properties of the blends the impact of PLimC on the mechanical properties of the matrix polymers is studied. The interplay of incompatibility and zero-shear melt viscosity contrast determines the blend morphology, leading for all blends to a dispersed droplet morphology for PLimC. Blends with polymers of similar structure to PLimC (i.e., aliphatic/aromatic polyester) show the best performance with respect to mechanical properties, whereas blends with polystyrene or poly(methyl methacrylate) are too brittle and polyamide 12 blends show very low elongations at break. In blends with Ecoflex (poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate)) and Arnitel EM400 (copoly(ether ester)) with poly(butylene terephthalate) hard and polytetrahydrofuran soft segments) a threefold increase in E-modulus can be achieved, while keeping the elongation at break at reasonable high values of ≈200%, making these blends highly interesting for applications.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: bio-based; blend; morphology; poly(limonene carbonate); sustainability
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry II
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI)
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 12:13
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 09:28
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/66167