Green chemical recycling of poly (bisphenol a carbonate) using microwave synthesis

dc.contributor.advisorSalazar, Gustavo
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBeatty, John
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShiru, Lin
dc.creatorGallenstein, Raven Marie 2000-
dc.date.accessioned2024-06-10T16:02:36Z
dc.date.created2024-05
dc.date.issued2024-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2024
dc.date.updated2024-06-10T16:02:36Z
dc.description.abstractWith an increase in use of electronics and a decrease in their life span there has been an exponential increase in electronic waste. One of the largest materials used in electronics is a plastic called poly (bisphenol A carbonate) a complex plastic with high thermal stability and strength. Due to its complex structure this poly (bisphenol A carbonate) is difficult to recycle and often just ends up in landfills. In order to mitigate that we created a baseline microwave-assisted methanolysis of the polymer into its monomers bisphenol A and dimethyl carbonate. With methanol alone in the microwave we obtained yields of 98% for a time of 25 minutes at 155 °C. Additionally we found that the transesterification of poly (bisphenol A carbonate) does not undergo acid catalyzed transesterification with methanol as its primary reactant.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/16224
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.subjectChemistry, Polymer
dc.subject.otherpoly (bisphenol A carbonate)
dc.subject.othermicrowave synthesis
dc.subject.otherresponse surface methodology
dc.titleGreen chemical recycling of poly (bisphenol a carbonate) using microwave synthesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
local.embargo.lift2026-05-01
local.embargo.terms2026-05-01
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Science
thesis.degree.departmentChemistry
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistry
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.programACS 3rd edition
thesis.degree.schoolTexas Woman's University

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