Biobased Vitrimeric Epoxy Networks

Marco Sangermano, Matteo Bergoglio, Sandra Schlögl

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The scientific strategies reported in the literature for developing biobased epoxy vitrimers are summarized. Biomass resources such as lignin, cellulose, or different vegetable oils can be exploited as biobased building blocks for epoxy thermosets as an alternative to the bisphenol-A-based ones. Biorenewable resources have been synthesized introducing dynamic covalent bonds in the cross-linked networks. This combination allows to achieve cross-linked biobased epoxy networks with thermoset-like properties at a temperature of use, but showing (re)processability, recyclability, and self-healing properties above a well-defined temperature named topology freezing transition temperature (Tv).
Original languageEnglish
Article number2300371
JournalMacromolecular materials and engineering
Volume??? Stand: 10. Juli 2024
Issue number??? Stand: 10. Juli 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Dec 2023

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Publisher Copyright: © 2023 The Authors. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering published by Wiley-VCH GmbH.


  • biobased epoxy network
  • epoxidized vegetable oils
  • vitrimers

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