Studies on Swelling Properties of IPNs of Cross Linked Biopolyesters of Castor Oil and Cardanol

Abstract :

Biodegradable polyester thermosets and interpenetrating networks were prepared using addition curable fumarate esters of castor oil and methylolated cardanol and crosslinking agents vinyl acetate (VA), vinyl pyrrolidone(VP), acrylonitrile (AN), methylacrylate (MA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA) respectively. The swelling properties of these cross linked biopolyesters and IPNs were studied under standard conditions.

Author Name : T. Jothy Stella

Keywords: Swelling Properties, Castor Oil, Cardanal.