Partially renewable copolyesters prepared from acetalized d-glucitol by solid-state modification of poly(butylene terephthalate)
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The backbone of poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT) was modified with 2,4:3,5-di- O -methylene- D -glucitol (Glux) using solid-state modification (SSM). The obtained copolyest- ers proved to have a non-random overall chemical microstruc- ture. The thermal properties of these semicrystalline, block- like, Glux-based materials were extraordinary, showing higher melting points, and glass transition temperatures compared with other sugar-based copolyesters prepared by SSM. These remarkable thermal properties were a direct result of the inher- ently rigid structure of Glux and the relatively slow randomiza- tion of the block-like chemical microstructure of the Glux- based copolyesters in the melt. SSM proved to be a versatile tool for preparing partially biobased copolyesters with superior thermal properties
CitationGubbels, E. [et al.]. Partially renewable copolyesters prepared from acetalized d-glucitol by solid-state modification of poly(butylene terephthalate). "Journal of polymer science. Part A, polymer chemistry", 15 Gener 2014, vol. 52, núm. 2, p. 164-177.