Chemical Analyses of Palm Kernel Oil-Based Polyurethane Prepolymer
Chee Sien Wong, Khairiah Haji Badri
DOI: 10.4236/msa.2012.32012   PDF   HTML     12,304 Downloads   19,720 Views   Citations


Polyurethane (PU) was prepared from palm kernel oil-based monoester polyol (PKO-p) via prepolymerization method at NCO/OH ratio of 200/100, 150/100, 100/100, and 75/100 at ambient temperature under nitrogen gas atmosphere. The structure of the synthesized prepolymerized PKO-p PU was determined using FTIR and 13C NMR. The disapperance of NCO peak in the FTIR spectrum at 2270 cm–1 - 2250 cm–1 cm showed that MDI has completely reacted to form PU. The appearance of C=O peak at 1700 cm–1 indicated that hydrogen bonding was formed between the soft segmented chain of the PKO-p and the hard segmented MDI. Hence, urethane bond was the main polymeric chain in the PU.

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C. Wong and K. Badri, "Chemical Analyses of Palm Kernel Oil-Based Polyurethane Prepolymer," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 78-86. doi: 10.4236/msa.2012.32012.

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