Identification of the intermediates sulfur vulcanization of natural rubber

S. Rodriguez, C. Masalles, N. Agulló, S. Borrós, L. Comellas, F. Broto

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This paper deals with the sulfur-accelerated vulcanization of natural rubber using the model compound vulcanization approach. Squalene was the model molecule chosen, and a curing system containing a combination of two different accelerator types. Such a combination is known to give a synergetic effect in both the processing and the final properties of the vulcanizate. The vulcanization process was characterized using HPLC, GPC, and MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-445
Number of pages8
JournalKGK-Kautschuk und Gummi Kunststoffe
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999


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