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Bio-based polymer coatings with re-mendable thermo-responsive properties
Project status: Ongoing
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  • The raw materials (from renewable sources) were functionalized as follows: chitosan was grafted with furyl groups and castor oil with maleimide groups.
  • The structure of the resulting compounds was elucidated using FTIR and 1H-NMR spectroscopies.
  • Crosslinking of chitosan proceeded through the Diels-Alder reaction of the furyl groups grafted onto its backbone and the maleimidic ones from the functionalized castor oil structure.
  • All the result indicators foreseen in the "project implementation plan" were achieved: 1 participation in scientific events (1 oral presentation), creation of the project website.

Participation at international conferences:

  • Oana URSACHE, Maria-Valentina DINU, Constantin GĂINĂ, Viorica GĂINĂ, Synthesis and characterization of a thermoreversible polymer network, International Chemical Engineering and Material Symposium, SICHEM 2022, 17-18 November 2022, București, România.
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