Back close

Development of High-Performance Polyamides from Renewable Natural Source (Cardanol)

Start Date: Friday, Oct 01,2004

School: School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Project Incharge:Dr. Bhagawan S. S.
Project Incharge:Dr. K. Ajitha
Funded by:GoI
Development of High-Performance Polyamides from Renewable Natural Source (Cardanol)

The  project  envisages  development  of  novel  polymers  based  on cardanol,  a  constituent  of  a  natural  product,  viz.cashewnut  shell liquid.  Polyamides  using  diamine  have  been  synthesized  and characterized.   The   various   steps   included   preparation   of nitrocompound  NDMT  [2-nitro-dimethyl  terephthalate]  followed  by coupling  reaction  with  potassium  salt  of  cardanol  leading  to  2-(3- pentadecyl)  phenoxy  dimethyl  terephthalate  /  2-(3-pentadecyl) phenoxy  1,4  dimethylbenzene;  Hydrolysis  of  this  compound  by ethanolic  KOH  to  produce  2-(3-pentadecyl)  phenoxy  benzene  1,  4  – dicarboxylic  acid.      The  polyamide  was  finally  obtained  by  solution polymerization  technique  using  m-phenylene  diamine  [MPDA]  and 2-(3-pentadecyl)  phenoxy  benzene  1,  4  dicarboxylic  acid.    The intermediate  products  and  polyamide  were  characterized.

Related Projects

Design and Testing of an Optimized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Low Wind Speeds
Design and Testing of an Optimized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Low Wind Speeds
Development of Methodologies for Detection of Digital Contents Plagiarism
Development of Methodologies for Detection of Digital Contents Plagiarism
3D Modelling from MRI Images
3D Modelling from MRI Images
Indoor Information Representation and Management System (IIRMS)
Indoor Information Representation and Management System (IIRMS)
Secured Data Acquisition and Transmission System for Data Center (SDATS)
Secured Data Acquisition and Transmission System for Data Center (SDATS)
Admissions Apply Now