Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Rowland, Gerald

Committee Member

Pittman, Charles U., Jr.

Committee Member

Walters, Keisha B.

Committee Member

Wipf, David

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Chemistry

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Chemistry

Abstract

The utilization of renewable sources as alternatives for petroleum and natural gas products has immense commercial, health and global warming significance. D-Isosorbide (2) is a bifunctional, polar, chiral and rigid molecule, which is produced from renewable sources. Synthesis of new polymers containing 2 is of interest for polymers and in drug delivery. The aim of the present work is to synthesize various polymers (homo- and copolymers) containing 2 via the olefin metathesis routes, ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and acyclic-diene metathesis polymerization (ADMET). N-Phenyl-7-oxanorbornene-dicarboximide, and norbornene functionalized onto 2 were used as the monomers for ROMP. These monomers were polymerized using Grubbs’ catalysts to generate a series of homo-, co-, block and cross-linked-polymers. These polymers were characterized using GPC, NMR, and IR. In addition, ADMET polymerization of a terminal diolefinunctionalized D-isosorbide (2) was also conducted to produce ADMET polymers.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19302

Comments

Ring-opening metathesis polymerization||Isosorbide||ROMP||ADMET||Acyclic diene metathesis||Norbornene||GPC||block copolymers||ampiphilic block||replacement||Bisphenol A

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