The Maleinization of Low Molecular Weight Guayule Rubber
Polymers and High Performance Materials
The reactions of low molecular weight Guayule rubber (LMWGR) and maleic anhydride (MA) at varying mole ratios were studied in the polar solvent, cyclohexanone, and in p-xylene, a nonpolar solvent, by conventional free radical catalysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) were used to confirm product formation and identification. (C) 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Thames, S. F.,
(1993). The Maleinization of Low Molecular Weight Guayule Rubber. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 49(11), 1963-1969.
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