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A facile and green route to terpene derived acrylate and methacrylate monomers and simple free radical polymerisation to yield new renewable polymers and coatings

New acrylic monomers derived directly from abundant naturally available terpenes via a facile, green and catalytic approach were synthesized. These monomers can be polymerised to create new polymers with a wide range of mechanical properties that positions them ideally for application across the commodity and specialty plastics landscape; from packaging, cosmetic and medical, through to composites and coatings. We demonstrate their utility through formation of novel renewable polymer coatings.

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Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 2882-2887

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