The reactions of polylactic acid (PLA) oligomers and isocyanates (4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate) are reported. The effects of the reaction conditions, that is, the reaction time, reaction temperature, molar ratios, isocyanates, and catalyst, on the number-average molecular weight (Mn) are demonstrated. The optimum reaction conditions are determined by the synthesis of relatively high Mn PLA-based linear polyurethanes. The structure of the polymer samples was investigated with dynamic light scattering, 1H NMR, IR, and matrix-assisted laser-desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (MALDI-TOF MS).
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 15 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics
- Organic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry