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 (1) Formula I where R1, R2, and R3 can be the sameordifferent, and each of which is selected from —-H, —COR', —R"™, or —COR" COORH,with the proviso that at least one of the R1, R2, or R3 is —COR" COOH; R'is an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aromatic group; R" is an alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms (=C,); and R™ is an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, polyol, or aromatic group.