23rd January 2020 - Joint publication by LIKAT & HENKEL
An article âProperties of Novel Polyesters Made from Renewable 1,4âPentanediolâ co-authored by LIKAT and HENKEL has been published in ChemSusChem 2019, Vol.12. This open access paper describes preparation of fully renewable polyesters based on 1,4âpentanediol (1,4âPDO), obtained from biobased Î³âvalerolactone. Excellent product yields were observed with homogeneous hydrogenation catalysts. These bio-based polyester polyols are expected to have several applications in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) market.