Electron-microscopic procedure for acrylic rubber
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1977 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 21, Issue 6, pages 1569–1577, June 1977
How to Cite
Hamazaki, T., Kanchiku, Y., Handa, R. and Izumi, M. (1977), Electron-microscopic procedure for acrylic rubber. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 21: 1569–1577. doi: 10.1002/app.1977.070210612
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 15 OCT 1975
- Manuscript Received: 12 AUG 1975
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.