Paper Title:Synthesis and characterization of cardanolformaldehyde resins


This study presents the synthesis of cardanol-formaldehyde resins from cardanol. Cardanol-formaldehyde resins were synthesized by condensing cardanol with formaldehyde using malonic acid as catalyst. The resins were characterized by physicochemical and spectral studies such as NMR and FT-IR. It shows that cardanol-formaldehyde resin possess higher specific gravity and viscosity due to higher degree of condensation between cardanol and formaldehyde.

Keywords:Cardanol; formaldehyde; malonic acid; spectral studies.