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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Study on Surface Activities of Polymer Surfactant by Ring-Opening Polymerization of Epoxidized Soybean Oil

Authors
item Liu, Zengshe
item Erhan, Sevim
item Biresaw, Girma

Submitted to: Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 20, 2003
Publication Date: May 20, 2003
Citation: LIU, Z., ERHAN, S.Z., BIRESAW, G. STUDY ON SURFACE ACTIVITIES OF POLYMER SURFACTANT BY RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION OF EPOXIDIZED SOYBEAN OIL. ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPO OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY. 2003. p.81.

Technical Abstract: The importance of natural products for industrial applications becomes very clear with increasing social emphasis on the issues of environment, waste disposal and depleting non-renewable resources. Development of economically feasible new industrial products from vegetable oils is highly desirable. In this study, we prepared polymer surfactant by ring-opening polymerization of epoxidized soybean oil(ESO). This is an ethylene oxide-like polymer main chain surfactant with carboxylic groups, which has an excellent hydrophilic properties. The characterization of resulting polymers, and their surface activities were investigated and will be reported.

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