Tran Thi Thuy

Department of Analytical Chemistry, HUST

23 outubro 2019

Chemical modification onto DPNR and synthesis of high molecular weight bio-derived polymers

Today 5-Hydroxymethylfurural (HMF) is on the spotlight because it is an important derivative in biomass treatment and specially because the furanic derivatives of HMF (e.g. 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid-FDCA) are being used as monomers for polymer production. Due to the finite supply of fossil fuels as well as the negative effects on the environment while utilizing them, the need of developing bio-based alternatives is dramatically increasing. Recently, the biopolymers derived from FDCA have been investigated.

It is well known that natural rubber (NR) is an unsaturated elastomer with many superior properties such as high strength, outstanding resilience, and high elongation at break. The chemical modification of NR is needed to overcome the disadvantages such as oil and weather resistances and to achieve more desirable properties. The resulting copolymers are highly attractive as green elastomeric materials to substitute those petroleum based elastomers.

In this talk it will cover few of them ranging from the chemical modification of DPNR to create the innovative elastomers to the synthesis and characterization of high molecular weight bio-derived Polymer, with special focus in the research works in my research group at HUST.

NAFOSTED project: 104.02-2019.12; Key project of HUST: T2018-TĐ-001.

Prof.  Tran Thi Thuy está em visita ao Centro de Química no âmbito KA1017 ERASMUS+ Programme – International Credit Mobility UMOVE(ME) 2018