Natural Rubber: Properties, Behavior and Applications


Janet L. Hamilton (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000

Natural Rubber (NR) is a renewable polymer endowed with remarkable properties including its high elasticity and high film forming capacity, properties that enable its use in a wide range of applications. In this book, Chapter One reviews properties, behavior and uses of NR. Chapter Two discusses NR properties and conventional applications, as well the development of new thermo-reversible cross linked NR. Chapter Three evaluates samples of natural rubber latex using a coaxial cylinder rheometer and, as from the data obtained, propose a model to determine the flow energy at different total solids contents. Chapter Four provides a review of the past, present and future perspectives of the vulcanization of natural rubber. Chapter Five investigates the effect of increasing MMT loading levels on the physico-mechanical properties of EVA/ devulcanized rubber (DVC rubber) blends. Chapter Six discusses in detail the parameters and conditions that could influence the degradation reaction of NR latex in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and UV light. Chapter Seven focuses specifically on the use of metal and metal oxide particles in NR, epoxidized natural rubber (ENR) and their respective blends reported between 2010 to 2015. Chapter Eight reports the cross-metathesis of NR with essential oils and monoterpenes such as d-limonene and â-. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Natural Rubber: Properties, Behavior and Uses
P. Posadas, A. González-Jiménez and J. L. Valentín (Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (CSIC), Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 2. Natural Rubber Technologies: Reinforcement with Cellulose Nanofibers and Thermo-Reversible Cross Link
Eliane Trovatti, Márcio G. Sabino, and Antonio J. F. Carvalho (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biotecnologia, Centro Universitário Araraquara, UNIARA, Araraquara, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 3. Calculation of the Flow Activation Energy of Natural Rubber Latex (NRL)
Harrison L.Corrêa, Ana Maria F. de Sousa, and Cristina R. G. Furtado (Institute of Chemistry, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rua São, Francisco Xavier, Prédio Haroldo Lisboa da Cunha, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, RJ-Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Vulcanization of Natural Rubber: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
Fabiula Danielli Bastos de Sousa (Technology Development Center – CDTec, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Rua Felix da Cunha, Pelotas, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 5. A Study of Devulcanized Natural Rubber Compound as Green Polymer Nanocomposites
Soo-Tueen Bee, Lee Tin Sin and Teck-Hoe Tie (Department of Chemical Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bandar Sungai Long, Jalan Sungai Long, Cheras, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 6. Degradation of Natural Rubber Latex
Suhawati Ibrahim, Nadras Othman, Hanafi Ismail (School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 7. Natural Rubber-Inorganic Composites: Beyond Conventional Application Boundaries
W.L. Tan, N.H.H. Abu Bakar and M. Abu Bakar (School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia)

Chapter 8. Metathesis Transformations of Natural Rubber: Cross-Metathesis of Natural Rubber with Essential Oils Using Ruthenium Alkylidene Catalysts
Araceli Martínez, Selena Gutiérrez and Mikhail A. Tlenkopatchev (Instituto de Química, Chemical Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico, CU, Coyoacan, Cd. Mx., Mexico, and others)


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