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Title: Novel alkyd-type coating resins produced using cationic polymerization

Novel, partially bio-based poly(vinyl ether) copolymers derived from soybean oil and cyclohexyl vinyl ether (CHVE) were produced by cationic polymerization and investigated for application as alkyd-type surface coatings. Compared to conventional alkyd resins, which are produced by high temperature melt condensation polymerization, the poly(v9nyl ether)s provide several advantages. These advantages include milder, more energy efficient polymer synthesis, elimination of issues associated with gelation during polymer synthesis, production of polymers with well-defined composition and relatively narrow molecular weight distribution, and elimination of film formation and physical property issues associated with entrained monomers, dimers, trimers, etc. The results of the studied showed that the thermal, mechanical, and physical properties of the coatings produced from these novel polymers varied considerably as a function of polymer composition and cure temperature. Overall, the results suggest a good potential for these novel copolymers to be used for coatings cured by autoxidation.
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  1. North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
FG36-08GO88160; 12-38202-19283
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Coatings Technology and Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1547-0091
Research Org:
North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); North Dakota Soybean Council; United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food Agriculture
Country of Publication:
United States
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS bio-based poly(vinyl ether) copolymers; soybean oil; cyclohexyl vinyl ether; surface coatings; polymerization; coatings; novel polymers; polymer composition