Bio-based difuranic polyol monomers and their derived linear and cross-linked polyurethanes

@inproceedings{Mou2016BiobasedDP,
  title={Bio-based difuranic polyol monomers and their derived linear and cross-linked polyurethanes},
  author={Zehuai Mou and Shuo Feng and Eugene Y.-X. Chen},
  year={2016}
}
A triol monomer, 5,5′-dihydroxymethyl furoin (DHMF), was prepared from the biomass platform chemical 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in 95% yield via organocatalysis. Selective oxidation and reduction of DHMF afforded a new diol monomer, 5,5′-bihydroxymethyl furil (BHMF), and a new tetraol, 5,5′-bihydroxymethyl hydrofuroin (BHMH), respectively. The catalyzed polyaddition of the diol BHMF with various diisocyanates produced linear polyurethanes (PUs), whereas catalyzed polyadditions using the… CONTINUE READING