Isocyanate free condensed tannin-based polyurethanes

Marion Thebault, Antonio Pizzi, Hisham A. Essawy, Ahmed Barhoum, Guy Van Assche

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Condensed flavonoid tannins from Maritime Pine (Pious pinaster), Mimosa (Acacia mearnsii), and Radiata Pine barks, and Quebracho (Schinopsis lorentzii and balansae) wood, were first reacted with dimethyl carbonate. Then hexamethylenediamine was added to these mixtures to form urethane linkages. The resulting materials were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, gel permeation chromatography (GPC), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Finally the resulting analysis indicated that the products obtained are polyurethanes. Initial wood coating applications tests were carried out under conditions of higher temperature and some pressure, and the contact angle of the surface coatings so prepared was measured.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-526
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


  • Flavonoid tannins
  • Polyurethanes
  • GPC
  • TGA
  • Coatings

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