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Abstract

The electron-microscopic visualization of acrylic rubber dispersed in a heterogeneous structural resin composition consisting of a rubber-modified two-phase plastic comprising essentially a butyl acrylate rubber phase and an acrylonitrile–styrene copolymer phase, respectively, has been accomplished. This procedure consists of the following: The molded resin specimen is treated with hydrazine hydrate solution to produce the acrylic acid hydrazides. Allow the treated specimen to soak in osmium tetroxide solution. The acrylic rubber may be indirectly fixed and stained. Some micrographs of ultrathin sections of two or three resin compositions, cut by an ultramicrotome, are presented.