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ISRN Polymer Science
Volume 2013, Article ID 645169, 4 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of All Renewable Resources Based Branched Polyester: Poly(2,5-furandicarboxylic acid-co-glycerol)

Department of Chemistry, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 77446, USA

Received 21 May 2013; Accepted 20 June 2013

Academic Editors: T. R. Chantara, S.-H. Jafari, and S. Yamazaki

Copyright © 2013 Ananda S. Amarasekara 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.


Condensation of all renewable resources based monomers 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and glycerol in the presence of 2 mol% Sb2O3 catalyst at 210°C gives a branched polyester resin in 70% yield. This resin was characterized by elemental analysis, 1H, 13C NMR, FT-IR, and TGA-DTG.