Project: Design of sustainable thermoplastic elastomers from wood-based components
Supervisor: Karin Odelius
Project planned to end: 20223-03-07
Vanillin represents a very promising aromatic renewable building block for the preparation of sustainable polymeric materials. The presence of an aromatic aldehyde moiety along with a phenol offers huge opportunities for the synthesis of a plethora of different kinds of polymers. In this context, novel vanillin derivatives can be envisaged as potential hard blocks in the preparation of sustainable thermoplastic elastomers when combined with soft block architectures.
Research theme: 1–wood components, 2–biorefinery, 3–material forming, 4–material concepts
Treesearch aims at creating a national platform to support the research on new materials from the forest. Research projects conducted within Treesearch research areas and the researchers who are active in these projects are welcome to join the platform.