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