Zinc oxide versus magnesium oxide revisited. Part 2

Manuel Guzmán, Berta Vega, Núria Agulló, Salvador Borrós

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Zinc oxide is a widely used compound in the rubber industry due to the excellent properties that it shows as an activator and, consequently, its role in the mechanism of accelerated sulfur vulcanization has been extensively studied. Due to the increased concern about its environmental effects, several research studies have been carried out in order to substitute it with different metal oxides such us MgO. The effect of the activator system in order to minimize the environmental impact of the rubber goods has been explored. The work developed is presented in two parts. In Part 1, the influence of different mixtures of ZnO and MgO in the vulcanization of natural rubber has been investigated. In Part 2 of the study, model compound vulcanization has been used to study the role of MgO on the mechanism to gain a better understanding of the differences shown in the first part.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)56-67
Nombre de pàgines12
RevistaRubber Chemistry and Technology
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de març 2012


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