Synthesis and characterization of isosorbide derived polyols as highly effective humectants

Xianhong Feng, Ronald DeMartino, Anthony J. East, W. B. Hammond, M. Jaffe

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    Abstract

    Isosorbide is a bicyclic ether derivative of glucose. It is recognized as a "green" substance and is hygroscopic at > 30% relative humidity. Since it is water soluble and harmless, isosorbide is used as a multi-functional carrier in many pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. In order to find a "green" replacement for polyethyleneoxide in cosmetic formulations, glycerine (propanetriol) a known skin softener and humectant was chemically combined with isosorbide to improve the hygroscopic properties. The synthetic route developed for this work not only provides a series of highly effective humectants but also generates a range of epoxides which are promising candidates for replacing bisphenol-A based epoxies and also as plastic additives. All the intermediates generated during the syntheses were characterized by NMR and FTIR. Water absorption tests were conducted in a humidity chamber with specific relative humidities.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE 36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 8 2010
    Event36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010 - New York, NY, United States
    Duration: Mar 26 2010Mar 28 2010

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 2010 IEEE 36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010

    Other

    Other36th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2010
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew York, NY
    Period3/26/103/28/10

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Bioengineering

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