OJOPM  Vol.5 No.4 , October 2015
Synthesis and Properties of Polyurethane Elastomers Containing Sucrose as a Cross-Linker
Abstract: Polyaddition using isocyanate and polyol forms polyurethane elastomer (PUE). However, this method has rarely been applied to the construction of PUEs containing sucrose. Hence, the introduction of sucrose (disaccharide) as a cross-linker via polyaddition remains a challenging subject in polymer chemistry. Here, we report the synthesis of PUEs using an aromatic isocyanate (4,4’-diphenylmethane diisocyanate), polyols including a polyether polyol (polytetramethylene glycol) and two polyester polyols (polycaprolactone and polycarbonate diols), and sucrose as a crosslinker by a one-shot method. The PUEs containing sucrose were successfully produced. The use of sucrose was essential to obtain the desired PUEs containing sucrose units in the main chain.
Cite this paper: Kizuka, K. and Inoue, S. (2015) Synthesis and Properties of Polyurethane Elastomers Containing Sucrose as a Cross-Linker. Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, 5, 103-112. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2015.54011.

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