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Technical Paper -
Alkyds were formulated from palm stearin, glycerol, phthalic anhydride and maleic acid. Keeping the total molar amount of dicarboxylic acids constant, the proportions of maleic acid and phthalic anhydride were varied in order to produce polymer chains with different content of unsaturation. Upon introducing sufficient C=C, the alkyd in combination with MMA is able to UV-cure within short time and...