HYPERBRANCHED POLYGLYCEROLS WITH BISPHENOL A CORE AS GLYCEROL-DERIVED COMPONENTS OF POLYURETHANE WOOD ADHESIVES

Mariusz L. Maminski, Rafał Szymański, Paweł Parzuchowski, Andrzej Antczak, Karolina Szymona

Abstract


Two hyperbranched polyglycerols (HBPGs) and one oligoglycerol containing bisphenol A in the core of the molecule were synthesized from glycerol carbonate and applied as polyols in 2-component polyurethane adhesive systems. It was shown that mechanical performance of the joints made in solid wood depended on the hydroxyl functionality of the polyglycerol as well as on the type of the isocyanate used as a cross-linker. The shear strengths of the best-performing joints exceeded that of the substrate. Eventually, it was proved that hyperbranched polyglycerols might be convenient glycerol-derived raw materials for polyurethane adhesives.

Keywords


Adhesives for wood; Glycerol; Hyperbranched polyglycerols; Polyurethane

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