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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew York, NY
    Period3/26/103/28/10

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Bioengineering

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