Mechanism for crosslinking polychloroprene with ethylene thiourea and zinc oxide

TOPHAM, P D, BERRY, K, LUI, M, CHAKRABORTY, K, PULLAN, N, WEST, A and SAMMON, Chris (2016). Mechanism for crosslinking polychloroprene with ethylene thiourea and zinc oxide. Gummi, Fasern, Kunststoffe, 69 (5), 290-300.

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An investigation into the mechanism by which ethylene thiourea crosslinks polychloroprene in combination with zinc oxide was undertaken. This was achieved through an examination of the mechanisms of crosslinking polychloroprene rubber with ETU and ZnO separately and in unison. Spectroscopic and physical characterisation techniques were employed to probe the crosslinking mechanisms of CR using other standard rubber accelerators and model compounds with analogous structures and functionalities to ETU. These investigations have resulted in the proposal of a new mechanism by which ETU and ZnO can synergistically crosslink polychloroprene, in addition to providing new evidence to support concomitant mechanisms already published for crosslinking polychloroprene.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Advanced Coatings and Composites Research Centre > Polymers, Composites and Spectroscopy Group
Page Range: 290-300
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 17:45

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