Title

Synthesis and Characterization of Chlorinated Rubber from Low Molecular Weight Guayule Rubber

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1990

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

The chlorination of low molecular weight natural rubber from Guayule (Parthenium Argentatum Grey) has been accomplished. The structure of the chlorinated product is consistent with that of chlorinated Hevea rubber. The use of Azo-bis-isobutyronitrile was as a catalyst resulted in increased chlorine content with a concomitant reduction in molecular weight, thereby allowing the preparation of lower viscosity grades of chlorinated rubber.

Publication Title

ACS Symposium Series

Volume

433

First Page

230

Last Page

241