Furan-melamine-formaldehyde polymers—towards smart materials future applications

Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

ISSN: 2169-0022

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Furan-melamine-formaldehyde polymers—towards smart materials future applications

7th International Conference on Smart Materials and Structures

July 02-03, 2018 | Vienna, Austria

Katharina Urdl

Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Austria

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Material Sci Eng

Abstract :

Functionalized polymers or polymer particles are highly requested in material research, as they can be used in smart materials, functional coatings or in biochemistry. Particles are used in different fields of research, for example as catalyst support, drug carrier, adsorption material, or template. Melamine is a nontoxic, white, odorless hetero-aromatic chemical, which, in combination with formaldehyde is used as a raw material for various industrial applications. Their exceptional properties, such as high density (1.51g cm-1), a cationic surface, outstanding (chemical) robustness and wear resistance, make melamine formaldehyde (MF) particles an attractive material in various fields of research. However, the functionalization of MF particles is hardly found in the literature. Furanic compounds are renewable resources which can be directly obtained from hemicelluloses that are abundant in sugarcane bagasse, oat hulls, corn husks, rice and wheat straw. Acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of pentosans followed by dehydration and cyclization of the ensuing pentoses leads to the formation of furfural, which is the most important first-generation furan derivative today. The inspiration for this work was to combine the above named properties of MF cores with the chemical advantages of furanic units, which might find some applications for reversible reactions, as used in drug delivery systems or self-healing applications. In the literature, several examples can be found, where furan moieties are already introduced in different polymeric matrices like methacrylates, epoxy amine matrices, thermosetting polyketones or polyurethanes.
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Biography :

Katharina Urdl completed her Chemistry studies at the Chemistry and Technology of Materials Department at the Technical University of Graz in 2016. She is currently employed at the Wood Carinthian Competence Center in St. Veit/Glan in Austria. In 2016, she started with the Doctoral Program in Polymer Engineering and Science at the Montanuniversität Leoben. She is currently working in a project on modification of melamine-formaldehyde resins used in decorative laminates industry.


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