Approach to Circular Chemistry Preparing New Polyesters from Olive Oil

Werlinger, Francisca; Caprile, Renato; Cardenas-Toledo, Valentino; Tarraff, Bastian; Mesias-Salazar, Angela; Rojas, Rene S.; Martinez, Javier; Trofymchuk, Oleksandra S.; Flores, Mario E.


The transformation of cooking oils and their waste intopolyestersis a challenge for circular chemistry. Herein, we have used epoxidizedolive oil (EOO), obtained from cooking olive oil (COO), and variouscyclic anhydrides (such as phthalic anhydride PA, maleic anhydrideMA, and succinic anhydride SA) as raw materials for the preparationof new bio-based polyesters. For the synthesis of these materials,we have used the bis(guanidine) organocatalyst 1 andtetrabutylammonium iodide (Bu4NI) as cocatalyst. The optimalreaction conditions for the preparation of poly(EOO-co-PA) and poly(EOO-co-MA) were 80 degrees C for 5 husing toluene as solvent; however, the synthesis of poly(EOO-co-SA) required more extreme reaction conditions. Furthermore,we have exclusively succeeded in obtaining the trans isomer for MA-polyester.The obtained biopolyesters were characterized by NMR, Fourier transforminfrared, thermogravimetric analysis, and scanning electron microscopyanalyses. Since there are few examples of functionalized and definedcompounds based on olive oil, it is innovative and challenging totransform these natural-based compounds into products with high addedvalue.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:001010286600001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: ACS OMEGA
Volumen: 8
Número: 24
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Página de inicio: 21540
Página final: 21548


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