New bio-based materials from soybean oil: Hydrazine and related derivatives

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Atanu Biswas, biswasa@ncaur.usda.gov1, J. L. Willet2, R. L. Shogren2, Servim Z. Erhan, Sevim.Erhan@ars.usda.gov3, and H. N. Cheng, hcheng@herc.com4. (1) Plant Polymer Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61604, (2) Plant Polymer Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA/ARS, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, (3) Food and Industrial Oil Research Unit, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, (4) Hercules Incorporated Research Center, 500 Hercules Road, Wilmington, DE 19808-1599
Efforts were made in this work to use bio-based materials to produce potential products. In particular, soybean oil was reacted with diethylazodicarboxylate to form an ene reaction product, which (depending on reaction conditions) might contain a noticeable amount of polymers. This product can be hydrolyzed chemically or enzymatically. Chemical hydrolysis gives an hydrazino-fatty acid, whereas enzymatic hydrolysis gives the fatty acid with the diethyl-azadicarboxylate functionality. These are useful synthons for further reactions to yield new materials. The materials generated in this work have been fully characterized, e.g., by nitrogen analysis and NMR.
 

Biocatalysis in Polymer Science
1:30 PM-4:45 PM, Thursday, 14 September 2006 San Francisco Marriott -- Salon 12/13, Oral

Division of Polymer Chemistry

The 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 10-14, 2006