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Castor oil as a renewable resource for the chemical industry

Castor oil as a renewable resource for the chemical industry Castor oil is, as many other plant oils, a very valuable renewable resource for the chemical industry. This review article provides an overview on this specialty oil, covering its production and properties. More importantly, the preparation, properties and major application possibilities of chemical derivatives of castor oil are highlighted. Our discussion focuses on application possibilities of castor oil and its derivatives for the synthesis of renewable monomers and polymers. An overview of recent developments in this field is provided and selected examples are discussed in detail, including the preparation and characterization of castor oil‐derived polyurethanes, polyesters and polyamides. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology Wiley

Castor oil as a renewable resource for the chemical industry

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
ISSN
1438-7697
eISSN
1438-9312
DOI
10.1002/ejlt.200900138
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Abstract

Castor oil is, as many other plant oils, a very valuable renewable resource for the chemical industry. This review article provides an overview on this specialty oil, covering its production and properties. More importantly, the preparation, properties and major application possibilities of chemical derivatives of castor oil are highlighted. Our discussion focuses on application possibilities of castor oil and its derivatives for the synthesis of renewable monomers and polymers. An overview of recent developments in this field is provided and selected examples are discussed in detail, including the preparation and characterization of castor oil‐derived polyurethanes, polyesters and polyamides.

Journal

European Journal of Lipid Science and TechnologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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