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Title: Strain-induced crystallization of natural rubber: Effect of proteins and phospholipids
Authors: Sureerut Amnuaypornsri
Jitladda Sakdapipanich
Shigeyuki Toki
Benjamin S. Hsiao
Naoya Ichikawa
Yasuyuki Tanaka
Mahidol University
Stony Brook University
Sumitomo Rubber Industry R and D Ltd
The Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol University
Keywords: Materials Science
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2008
Citation: Rubber Chemistry and Technology. Vol.81, No.5 (2008), 753-766
Abstract: The effects of proteins and phospholipids in natural rubber (NR) on the strain-induced crystallization behavior during uniaxial deformation were studied by in-situ synchrotron wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) technique and simultaneous measurements of stress-strain relation. The influences of proteins and phospholipids in NR were evaluated separately by decomposition methods using deproteinization and lipase treatment, respectively. It was found that both components form a naturally occurring network, which is responsible for the strain-induced crystallizability of unvulcanized NR and the corresponding high mechanical property. This network also plays a significant role in strain-induced crystallization of vulcanized natural rubber.
ISSN: 00359475
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