People / Dr. Xiaohua Kong

Dr. Xiaohua Kong

Scientific Staff - Research Associates
3-60E SAB
(780) 492-6878
xkong@ualberta.ca


Research Interest

  • Environmental friendly bio-plastics from agricultural renewable resources
  • Structure and properties of vegetable oil based polyurethane and its IPNs materials
  • Miscibility, morphology and crystallization behavior of copolymers and polymer blends

 

Selected Publications
X. Kong, S. Tan and S. S. Narine
"Semi- and Full- Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based on Polyurethane Produced from Canola Oil and Poly(methyl methacrylate)" J. Appl. Poly. Sci. 114, 139-148 (2009)

L. Hojabri, X. Kong and S. S. Narine
"Fatty acid-derived diisocyanate and bio-based polyurethane produced from vegetable oil: Synthesis, polymerization, and characterization" Biomacromolecules, 10, 884–891 (2009)

X. Kong and S. S. Narine
"Sequential Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Produced from Vegetable Oil Based Polyurethane and Poly (methyl methacrylate)" Biomacromolecules, 9, 2221-2229 (2008)

X. Kong and S. S. Narine
"Physical Properties of Sequential Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Produced from Canola Oil Based Polyurethane and Poly (methyl methacrylate)" Biomacromolecules, 9, 1424-1433 (2008)

G. Liu, X. Kong, H.Wan, and S. S. Narine "Production of 9-Hydroxynonanoic Acid from Methyl Oleate and Conversion into Lactone Monomers for the Synthesis of Biodegradable Polylactones" Biomacromolecules, 9, 966-973 (2008)

X. Kong, J. Yue and S. S. Narine
"Physical Properties of Canola Oil Based Polyurethanes Networks" Biomacromolecules, 8, 3584-3589 (2007)

X. Kong and S. S. Narine, “Physical Properties of Polyurethanes Plastic Sheets Produced from Polyols from Canola Oil” Biomacromolecules, 8, 2203-2209 (2007)

S. S. Narine, J. Yue and X. Kong
"Production of Polyols from Canola Oil and their Chemical Identification and Physical Properties" JAOCS 84, 173-179 (2007)

S. S. Narine and X. Kong, et al.
"Physical Properties of Polyurethanes Produced from Polyols from Seed Oils. I- Elastomers" JAOCS 84, 55-63 (2007)

S. S. Narine and X. Kong, et al.
"Physical Properties of Polyurethanes Produced from Polyols from Seed Oils. II- Foams" JAOCS 84, 65-72 (2007)

H. Zhang, W. Li, X. Kong and X. Yang
"Effects of synthesis technology route on mechanical properties and phases/microstructures of polyurethane elastomers", Mater. Sci & Tech. 23, 1256-1259 (2007)

Li Wen, X. Kong, Zhou Enle et al.
"Isothermal crystallization kinetics of poly(ethylene terephthalate)-poly(ethylene oxide) segmented copolymer with two crystallizing blocks" Polymer 46, 11655-11663 (2005)

X. Kong and Suresh S. Narine
"Use of triacylglycerol oils for polymer production", in Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products, 6th Edition, Vol 6, 279-306 (2005)

X. Kong, Phillip Choi et al.
"A Pseudo Equation-of-State Approach for the Estimation of Solubility Parameters of Polyethylene by Inverse Gas Chromatography" Macromolecules 35, 8586-8590 (2002)

C. Duchesne, X. Kong, R. E. Prud’homme et al
"Molecular Relaxation of Poly (ethylene terephthalate) after Stretching" Macromolecules 35, 8768-8773 (2002)