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Polyurethane: green chemistry synthesis, application and biodegradability - a review

Mohd Razali, Nur Izzati and Ali, Fathilah and Azmi, Azlin Suhaida and Anuar, Hazleen and Jamaluddin, Jamarosliza (2022) Polyurethane: green chemistry synthesis, application and biodegradability - a review. Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, 7 (1). pp. 13-30. ISSN 2550-1917

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Polyurethane (PU) is a type of material that links polymer diols and the isocyanate group. PUs can be functionalized to desired properties by introducing appropriate isocyanates and polyols. PUs can also be made biodegradable by incorporating plant-based polyols. The overview of isocyanates and polyols used in PUs is discussed in this paper. Typically, the synthesis of PUs is through conventional methods. However, the conventional method is both time and energy consuming hence a less time-consuming method which is known as microwave-assisted synthesis is discussed in this review. On the other hand, PUs has been used extensively in various applications such as coatings, automotive parts, biomedical field, and many more hence it will lead to pollution. Thus, the degradability of polymers is also discussed. This review provides insights into the microwave-assisted synthesis of polyurethane and various applications of PUs.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green chemistry, microwave-assisted synthesis, polyurethane, biodegradable polymer, polyol
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Fathilah Ali
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 15:16
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100944

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