CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN FISICA E INGENIERIA DEL CENTRO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Natural rubber/styrene-butadiene rubber blends prepared by solution mixing: Influence of vulcanization temperature using a Semi-EV sulfur curing system on the microstructural properties
MANSILLA, M.A.; MARZOCCA, A.J.; MACCHI, C.; SOMOZA, A.
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Año: 2017 vol. 63 p. 150 - 150
Blends of natural rubber (NR) and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) were prepared by solution mixing and vulcanized with sulfur and accelerator in a Semi-EV system at 433 K and 443 K in order to study the vulcanization kinetic and the influence of vulcanization temperature on final structure of the blends. The vulcanization kinetic studied through the variation in rheometer curves was analyzed using the Ding and Leonov model, which takes into account the reversion effect during the cure process. The average free nanohole volume and the fractional free volume of samples with different NR/SBR ratio were estimated using positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS). Also, the crosslink density was determined by means of swelling tests in a solvent. For all the compounds, a correlation between the free nanohole volume and the delta torque obtained from the respective rheometer curves was established.