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Green Synthesis of Polymer Composites/Nanocomposites Using Vegetable Oil

  • Selvaraj Mohana RoopanEmail author
  • Gunabalan Madhumitha
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Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 75)

Abstract

Vegetable triglycerides are among the first renewable resources exploited by man primarily in coating applications because their unsaturated varieties polymerize as thin films in the presence of atmospheric oxygen. Nowadays, use of the vegetable oils is spotlight of the chemical industries and as they are using these as a renewable platform for further ability. In order to overcome disadvantages such as poor mechanical properties of polymers from renewable resources, or to offset the high price of synthetic biodegradable polymers, various blends and composites have been developed over the last decade. The progress of blends from three kinds of polymers from renewable resources (1) natural polymers, such as starch, protein, and cellulose; (2) synthetic polymers from natural monomers, such as polylactic acid; and (3) polymers from microbial fermentation. In this chapter we have discussed about the different types of polymer composites obtained from the vegetable oil and applications of the polymer composites.

Keywords

Vegetable oil Polymer composites Industrial and biomedical application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemistry of Heterocycles & Natural Product Research Laboratory, Organic Chemistry Division, School of Advanced SciencesVIT UniversityVelloreIndia

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