Submitted to: Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 14, 2004
Publication Date: October 19, 2004
Citation: Doll, K.M., Shogren, R.L., Swift, G.G., Willett, J.L. 2004. The synthesis of polysuccinimide and copoly(succinimide-aspartate) in a supercritical fluid [abstract]. 36th Annual Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. p. 175. Technical Abstract: Polymers of L-aspartic acid have shown promise as bio-based replacements for polyacrylics. We have synthesized Polysuccinimide and copoly(succinimide-aspartate) utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide. Additionally, we have also been able to synthesize copoly(succinimide-aspartate) in supercritical carbon dioxide. These syntheses offer alternative preparations of the polymers of L-aspartic acid, as dispersions in organic solvents, or to solid state synthesis. Utilization of our methods may allow the simple synthesis of derivatives which may lead to bio-based polyacrylic replacements.