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Effect of non-rubber substances on vulcanization kinetics of natural rubber

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  • Wang Ping-Yue,

    1. Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Tropical Crops Processing, Agricultural Product Processing Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Zhanjiang 524001, People's Republic of China
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  • Wang Yong-Zhou,

    Corresponding author
    1. Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Tropical Crops Processing, Agricultural Product Processing Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Zhanjiang 524001, People's Republic of China
    • Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Tropical Crops Processing, Agricultural Product Processing Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Zhanjiang 524001, People's Republic of China
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  • Zhang Bei-Long,

    1. Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Tropical Crops Processing, Agricultural Product Processing Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Zhanjiang 524001, People's Republic of China
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  • Huang Hong-Hai

    1. Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Tropical Crops Processing, Agricultural Product Processing Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Zhanjiang 524001, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Effect of non-rubber components on vulcanization kinetics of natural rubber was studied with the use of a Rheometer MDR-2000. The results show that the rate constants of induction period and curing period of natural rubber (NR) are greater than that of natural rubber extracted with acetone (NRE), and the activation energies of induction period and curing period of NR are lower than that of NRE. The activation energy of induction period of NR is reduced by16.9% and the activation energy of curing period of NR is reduced by 3.2% compared to the activation energies of NRE. The time tdis of NR is shorter than that of NRE at the same temperature. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2012

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