Biobased 2,5-Bis(hydroxymethyl)furan as a Versatile Building Block for Sustainable Polymeric Materials

Cornelis Post, Dina Maniar, Vincent S.D. Voet, Rudy Folkersma, Katja Loos*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Furanic polymers, currently mainly represented by polyethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate (PEF), also known as polyethylene furanoate, have a fantastic potential to replace fossil-based polymers: for example, polyethylene terephthalate (PET). While 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), a precursor of PEF, and its derived polymers have been studied extensively, 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)furan (BHMF) has received relatively little attention so far. Similarly to FDCA, BHMF is a biobased platform chemical derived from renewable sources such as sugars. This review highlights different polymerization techniques for BHMF-based polyesters and addresses BHMF’s relative instability during the synthesis of BHMF-derived polymers, including polycarbonates and polyurethanes. Furthermore, the degradability of furanic polyesters is discussed and BHMF’s toxicity is briefly elaborated.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)8991-9003
Aantal pagina's13
TijdschriftACS Omega
Nummer van het tijdschrift10
StatusPublished - 14-mrt.-2023

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