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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: From Oligomer to Molecular Giants of Soybean Oil in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Medium

Authors
item Liu, Zengshe
item Sharma, Brajendra - PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
item Erhan, Sevim

Submitted to: Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2006
Publication Date: April 30, 2006
Citation: Liu, Z., Sharma, B.K., Erhan, S.Z. 2006. From oligomer to molecular giants of soybean oil in supercritical carbon dioxide medium [abstract]. 97th American Oil Chemists' Society Annual Meeting and Expo. p. 73.

Technical Abstract: Supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) provides a non-toxic and environmentally acceptable alternative to conventional solvents for polymerization reactions. Moreover, there are no residual solvent remains in the polymer product. In the present study, we investigate the polymerization of soybean oil the scCO2 medium. Cationic initiator is used to initiate the polymerization. Effects of reaction temperature, CO2 pressure and initiator concentration on molecular weight are reported.

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