16 March 2020 For first time, the synthesis of a novel furanoate polyester-urethane with vitrimer-like behavior was reported in our lastest publication published in Biomacromolecules (Click here)

04 February 2020 In our recent study published in Thermochimica Acta (click here), the effect of three different stabilizers on the physicochemical properties of the poly(ethylene 2,5-furan dicarboxylate) (PEF) biobased polyester have been studied for the first time.

25 September 2019 My recent paper published in Polymer Degradation and Stability (click here), describing an effective solution for overcoming the low glass transition temperature (Tg) of poly(hexamethylene 2,5-furan dicarboxylate) (PHF), is proposed that uses isosorbide as a bicyclic rigid diol comonomer. Such kind of copolymers developed herein, which combines both the sustainability and improved thermal performance, is highly desired…

12 February 2019 Our recent study, published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, spotlighted a successful synthesis of a novel series of biobased poly(decamethylene-co-isosorbide 2,5-furandicarboxylate)s copolyesters from dimethylfuran-2,5-dicarboxylate, isosorbide, and 1,10-decanediol by melt polycondensation. These prepared materials revealed high sensistivity to the biodegradation process in soil, in addition to superior mechanical properties. Taking advantage of their features, PDIsFs have the potential to serve as promising and innovative biobased polymers for practical applications such as ecofriendly and sustainable plastic packaging.

10 February 2018 In this paper published in Polymer Degradation and Stability, we successfully synthesized by melt polycondensation a biobased Furanoate series of random poly(1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol-co-isosorbide 2,5-furandicarboxylate)s (PCIsFs) copolyesters. The prepared copolyesters showed good thermal stability. The efficiency of isosorbide insertion into polymer backbone was proved to be efficient route to enhance the thermal properties, for example significant increase in Tg, as well as to control the crystallinity and crystallization rate for PCIsFs copolyesters. It is noteworthy that, thanks to isosorbide, a correlation between PCIsFs chemical structure and their crystal structure and thermal characteristics were found…

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