Degradable and sustainable thermoset polymers from sugar
University of Minnesota, Minnesota, United States
Two new dimethacrylate monomers derived from sugars, which are a renewable feedstock, have been synthesized and polymerized to form degradable polymers. Applications for these degradable polymers include dental composites, drug delivery and coatings.
Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This technology provides a “green” alternative to widely used dimethacrylate based polymers. The mechanical properties of these “green” polymers are comparable to their petroleum derived counterparts.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 716
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Center for Sustainable Polymers a Center for Chemical Innovation funded by the National Science Foundation(NSF)
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners