Doctoral Dissertations

Part 1, Autodeposition coatings for aluminum alloys ; Part 2: Synthesis of monomers and polymers from soybean oil

Keywords and Phrases

Autodeposition coatings; Macromonomer


"An autodeposition coating process was developed for aluminum alloys; which has different resin chemistry and deposition mechanism as compared to the autodeposition process reported to date. Autodeposition of organic polymer films onto aluminum 7075 alloy surface was developed with formation of an in-situ conversion coating underneath the organic layer. In the second part of the project, autodeposition coating process for aluminum alloy was developed with out the use of oxidizing agents in coating bath. The deposition mechanism was depended on destabilization of polymer latex with manganese cations generated from a previously formed manganese oxide layer. Miniemulsion polymerization method was used to synthesize epoxy-polyurethane-acrylic hybrid latexes. In third part of the study, a free radically polymerizable carbonate functional macromonomer was synthesized from epoxidized soybean oil by reaction with carbon dioxide followed by transesterification with hydroxyl ethyl methacrylate. Copolymers containing the macromonomer were synthesized through a miniemulsion approach. Cross-linking reactions of these carbonate functional copolymers with diamines to produce a hydroxyl functional polyurethane net work were studied. In the final part of the study we have investigated conversion of the soybean oil or its methyl ester into free radically polymerizable monomer. Soy acrylate was prepared by base catalyzed transesterification reactions of soybean oil or methyl soyate with hydroxyl ethyl methacrylate (HEMA)"--Abstract, page iv.



Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemistry


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2005

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Autodeposition coatings for aluminum, 7075 T-6 alloys with in-situ conversion coating
  • Autodeposition on aluminum alloys facilitated by manganese oxide conversion coatings
  • Synthesis of carbonate functional free radically polymerizable monomer and polymers from epoxidized soybean oil
  • Synthesis of polymerizable glycol esters of fatty acids by transesterification of methyl soyate with hydroxy functional acrylicates under continuous removal of methanol


xx, 186 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2005 Manesh Nadupparambil Sekharan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Subject Headings

Coating processes -- Technological innovations
Aluminum alloys
Soy oil
Emulsion polymerization

Thesis Number

T 8824

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