Structure and properties of triolein-based polyurethane networks.

  title={Structure and properties of triolein-based polyurethane networks.},
  author={Alisa Zlatani{\'c} and Zoran S Petrovi{\'c} and Karel Dusek},
  volume={3 5},
Polyurethane networks based on vegetable oils have very heterogeneous composition, and it is difficult to find a close correlation between their structure and properties. To establish benchmark structure-properties relationships, we have prepared model polyurethane networks based on triolein and 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI). Cross-linking in the middle of fatty acid chains leaves significant parts of the triglyceride as dangling chains. To examine their effect on properties, we have… CONTINUE READING