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Natural rubber graft copolymer synthesis - a review

Wan Abdul Rahman , Wan Aizan (1992) Natural rubber graft copolymer synthesis - a review. Buletin FKKKSA, 6 (1). pp. 32-38. ISSN 0128-0740

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Interest in modifying natural rubber has dampened after the emergence and development of the plastics and synthetic rubber industries and the bottom fell out of the natural rubber market. The current modification is being epoxide and thermoplastic natural rubber (TPNR). In synthesizing TPNR several routes can be adopted, but with natural rubber grafting is one of the distinguished route. Practically all methods that have been adopted for the general synthesis of graft copolymers can be used for the synthesis of graft copolymers of natural rubber. This paper is intended to give a general idea on methods which can be utilised specifically for the synthesis of well defined and well characterized graft copolymers of natural rubber.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anionic syntheses, cationic syntheses, epoxide and thermoplastic natural rubber, free redical polymerisation, graft copolymers
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:4510
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:03 Dec 2007 02:28
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:18

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