PAPER TITLE :SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL PLUKENETIA CONOPHORA SEED OILSTYRENE-DIVINYLBENZENE THERMOSETTING COPOLYMER

FUTA JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE | VOLUME 15 NUMBER 2 2019

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : I.O. AROGUNDADE* , B.M. BABALOLA, S. O. AFOLABI, H. O. ADUBIARO and C. O. AKINTAYO
  • Abstract:

Vegetable oils are perfect alternatives for petrochemicals. During this study the cationic copolymerization of conjugated and unconjugated Plukenetia conophora E. seed oil with styrene and divinylbenzene was carried out in the presence of boron triflouride etherate as catalyst. 

 

Keywords: Plukenetia conophora, styrene, divinylbenzene, conjugation, copolymerization