Very Tough Polyurethane Elastomers Based on a Novel Type of Polyester Polyol

Title: POLYESTER POLYOL FOR USE IN POLYURETHANE

 Number/Link: WO2013/156450

Applicant/Assignee: Purac Biochem

Publication date: 24-10-2013

Gist”: Tough polyurethane elastomers can be prepared from polyester polyols based on dimer acid and lactide oligomers.

Why it is interesting: The invention claims a new type of ABA polyester polyol where A is a hydrophilic lactide oligomer and B is a hydrophobic dimer diacid initiator. The lactide ologimers can be produced by ring-opening polymerization of cyclic lactide and preferably contain between 4 and 16 lactoyl units.  The dimer diacid is prepared by dimerizing unsaturated C12 to C22 fatty acids, preferably linoleic or linolenic acid. The molecular weight of the polyester polyol is preferably between 1000 and 3500 dalton. Solid polyurethane elastomers prepared from this type of polyols reportedly have much improved toughness and other mechanical properties.

Example of a Dimer Acid

Example of a Dimer Acid

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