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ISRN Polymer Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 708520, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/708520
Research Article

Albizia Benth Oil Maleinised Polyesteramides: Synthesis, Structure, and Characteristics

Department of Chemistry, University of Ado Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti 4418, Nigeria

Received 18 January 2012; Accepted 14 February 2012

Academic Editors: A. Buzarovska and X. Zheng

Copyright © 2012 C. O. Akintayo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Albizia benth oil (ABO) has been employed in the preparation of polyesteramide resin via the condensation of hydroxyethylamide derivatives of ABO fatty acids and phthalic anhydride. The maleinised Albizia benth oil polyesteramide was prepared, using maleinised hydroxyethylamide derivatives of ABO obtained by appending maleate half esters onto the hydroxyethylamide derivative of ABO and phthalic anhydride. Structural elucidation and characterisation of the products carried out revealed that maleic anhydride can successfully be used to modify polyesteramides, to improve its properties such as drying, flexibility, scratch hardness, impact resistance, chemical resistance, and lower curing temperature.