Polymeric Materials From Agricultural Commodities
Chemistry and Biochemistry
The guayule shrub (Parthenium Argentatum Grey) is processed into the following five major components of potential utility as polymeric materials: (1) high molecular weight natural rubber, (2) low molecular weight natural rubber, (3) organic soluble resins, (4) water soluble extracts, and (5) bagasse. This research has emphasized the isolation, characterization, and derivation of guayule coproducts.
ACS Symposium Series
(1992). Polymeric Materials From Agricultural Commodities. ACS Symposium Series, 476, 273-298.
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