Esters of cellulosic materials and diacids and method of making thereof
Edgar, Kevin J.
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The present invention relates to esters of diacids and cellulosic materials and methods for making thereof. The ester has the chemical composition of Formula (I) Formula I where R1, R2, and R3 can be the same or different, and each of which is selected from â€”H, â€”CORâ€², â€”Râ€²â€³, or â€”CORâ€³ COOH, with the proviso that at least one of the R1, R2, or R3 is â€”CORâ€³ COOH; Râ€² is an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aromatic group; Râ€³ is an alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms (â‰§C4); and Râ€²â€³ is an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, polyol, or aromatic group.