• Irin Sheela. C Lord Jegannath College of Engineering and Technology, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu, India
  • Begila David. S Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu, India
Keywords: Biopolymer, Biodegradation, Free radical polymerization


In this study biodegradable polymers were synthesised by the polymerization of sesame oil monoglyceride cyclohexane dicarboxylate with comonomers like vinyl acetate(VA) and N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (VP). Glycerolysis of sesame oil was first carried out at 220 - 230°C to prepare monoglyceride of sesame oil(SOMG). Then the resin was prepared by the reaction of the monoglyceride with cyclohexane dicarboxylic anhydride at 80°C for 2 hours.


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