Synthesis and Characterization of Chlorinated Rubber from Low Molecular Weight Guayule Rubber
Polymers and High Performance Materials
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.
ACS Symposium Series
Thames, S. F.,
(1990). Synthesis and Characterization of Chlorinated Rubber from Low Molecular Weight Guayule Rubber. ACS Symposium Series, 433, 230-241.
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