From Lignin-derived Aromatic Compounds to Novel Biobased Polymers

Abstract : Nowadays, the synthesis of (semi) aromatic polymers from lignin derivatives is of major interest, as aromatic compounds are key intermediates in the manufacture of polymers and lignin is the main source of aromatic biobased substrates. Phenols with a variety of chemical structures can be obtained from lignin deconstruction; among them, vanillin and ferulic acid are the main ones. Depending on the phenol substrates, different chemical modifications and polymerization pathways are developed, leading to (semi) aromatic polymers covering a wide range of thermomechanical properties. This review discusses the synthesis and properties of thermosets (vinyl ester resins, cyanate ester, epoxy, and benzoxazine resins) and thermoplastic polymers (polyesters, polyanhydrides, Schiff base polymers, polyacetals, polyoxalates, polycarbonates, acrylate polymers) prepared from vanillin, ferulic acid, guaiacol, syringaldehyde, or 4-hydroxybenzoic acid.
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Audrey Llevot, Etienne Grau, Stéphane Carlotti, Stéphane Grelier, Henri Cramail. From Lignin-derived Aromatic Compounds to Novel Biobased Polymers. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2016, 37 (1), pp.9-28. ⟨10.1002/marc.201500474⟩. ⟨hal-01365067⟩



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