Renewable Resource-derived Elastomer Vitrimer and Its Sustainable Manufacturing and Application in Extreme Environmental Conditions


  • Jinlong Zhang State Key Lab of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, 066004, China; School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
  • Weiguo Li College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 400044, China
  • Qinglin Wu School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA


Biomass, Vitrimer, Recycling, Extreme Environment Application, Sustainable Manufacturing


The development of biomass (e.g., lignin, cellulose or vegetable oil)-based reversibly dynamic covalent cross-linked elastomer vitrimer materials is a novel approach to address issues related to the recycling of waste cross-linked elastomer material. The primary questions discussed are about how to design chemically recycled biomass-derived cross-linked elastomer vitrimer materials, what are the potential challenges in sustainable manufacturing of cross-linked renewable resources derived elastomer vitrimer materials, and what are their potential advanced applications under extreme environmental conditions, such as extreme low or high temperature and irradiated environments.






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