Synthesis pathways for bio-renewable thermosets form vegetable oils [ ]

Biobased thermosets are synthesized from vegetable oil by addition polymerization or copolymerization with the petroleum based monomers. The double bond in the triglycerides of vegetable oils can be functionalized by different techniques and treated effectively to yields thermoset with desired properties. The thermomechanical properties of these thermosets can be controlled by a proper control of the structure and choice of suitable comonomers. This study takes into account the various techniques which are commercially employed for functionalization of the double bond and subsequently synthesize the thermoset.