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Ring opening metathesis polymerisation of a new bio-derived monomer from itaconic anhydride and furfuryl alcohol

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JournalGreen Chemistry
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2016
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jun 2016
Issue number14
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)3945-3948
Original languageEnglish


A new oxa-norbornene bio-based lactone obtained from the 100% atom economic reaction of furfuryl alcohol and itaconic anhydride via a tandem Diels-Alder addition and lactonisation is presented. Esterification of the resulting acid gives a monomer for the production of a bio-based polymer with low polydispersity and well controlled molecular weight via ring-opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP).

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