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Lignin-Based Epoxy Resins

  • Chunbao XuEmail author
  • Fatemeh Ferdosian
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Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the utilization of lignin in the production of epoxy resins. The incorporation methods of lignin in manufacture of epoxy resins can be classified into three categories: (i) physical blending of lignin and epoxy resin, (ii) pre-modification of lignin before epoxidation, and (iii) direct epoxidation of lignin. The presence of lignin in epoxy resin changes the chemistry of the resultant product and hence affects the thermal and mechanical properties of the epoxy resin. Furthermore, the curing kinetics, mechanical and thermal properties of the synthesized lignin-based epoxy resins were compared with the conventional petroleum-based epoxy resins. The results indicated that lignin could be a promising bio-replacement of bisphenol-A in the production of various epoxy resins with acceptable performance.

Keywords

Lignin-based epoxy resins Physical blending Pre-modification of lignin Direct epoxidation of lignin Thermal and mechanical properties Curing 

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  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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