Effect of the biobased polyols chemical structure on high performance thermoset polyurethane properties
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The sustainability of the polymeric materials has become a fundamental challenge; therefore, the development of new biobased formulations has gained increasing interest. Thermoset polyurethanes (PURs) present high performance and are a competitive solution for structural composites. However, polyols used in the PUR synthesis are typically from petrochemical origin. Nowdays, a broad range of biobased polyols is available in the market, but there is not yet a specific formulation for high performance PURs composites. The aim of this work was to study the effect of biobased polyols' characteristics in the PUR processing and final properties. In addition, biobased polyol features to synthesize BIO-PURs suitable for structural applications were stablished. The viscosity and reactivity were studied by means of rheology and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Thermal and mechanical properties were studied through thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and ...