Synthesis and characterization of cardanol-furan-2-aldehyde novolac resins

Ajitha, Avila Thanga, Booshan
2015 International Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences   unpublished
Cardanol, an excellent monomer for polymer production, has been isolated from CNSL. Cardanol is a meta substituted phenol and is a renewable organic resource for polymer synthesis. Cardanol and phenol in various mole ratio are allowed to react with furan-2-aldehyde in the presence of hydrochloric acid catalyst to give novolac resins. The resins thus prepared are characterized. The physico-chemical and spectral properties of the synthesized resin have been studied.