Biobased Polybenzoxazine Resins Synthesized from Agricultural Biomass for Composite Applications | Department of Chemistry

Biobased Polybenzoxazine Resins Synthesized from Agricultural Biomass for Composite Applications

Objectives: To explore reagents of renewable origin for phenolic polymers especially polybenzoxazines (a new class of thermoset resin)

SERB Grant. No.: SERB/F/3964/2014-15

Overview: Over a decade, there is a continuous surge in petro-products prices due to more dependence and high depletion rate of non-renewable fossilized reserves. In addition, awareness about environmental protocols for greener earth could be achieved mainly by reduction of greenhouse gases, and generation and usage of biodegradable products. Exploration and utilization of alternative renewable feed stocks of monomers for the chemical industry; in particular, polymer industry is a necessary step towards the sustainable development.

Objectives: To explore reagents of renewable origin for phenolic polymers especially polybenzoxazines (a new class of thermoset resin)

  • Exploration of NOPs which can be chemically transformed to Bz monomers.
  • Exploration of amines of bio-origin either available commercially or can be synthesized from other renewable materials.
  • Synthesis of benzoxazines monomers preferably using solventless synthesis and their characterization.
  • Polymerization of benzoxazines monomers and characterization of PBz resins.
  • Utilization of monomers/resins for composite applications.

Faculty

Associate Professor

Students

Swapnil Shukla
Ph.D. student Graduated 2016
Class of: 
2012
Nagarjuna Amarnath
PhD Chemistry
Class of: 
2015