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dc.contributor.authorSureerut Amnuaypornsrien_US
dc.contributor.authorJitladda Sakdapipanichen_US
dc.contributor.authorYasuyuki Tanakaen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherThe Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol.111, No.4 (2009), 2127-2133en_US
dc.description.abstractThe variation of the green strength of natural rubber (NR) with the preparation method of the film was studied to elucidate the origin of the stress-strain behavior characteristics of NR in connection with the structure of branch points in NR. A rubber film, prepared via casting from NR latex showed the highest modulus and green strength in comparison with films prepared via casting from a toluene solution and via the hot pressing of dry rubber. The modulus and green strength of the NR latex-casting film decreased after the hot-press treatment of the film. On the other hand, no difference was observed for synthetic cis-1,4-polyisoprene rubber with the preparation method of the film or the heat treatment. This stress-strain behavior characteristics of NR can be ascribed to the changes in. the branch points of the NR film with the casting method, which may result in differences in entanglement and crystallizability on stretching. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectMaterials Scienceen_US
dc.titleGreen strength of natural rubber: The origin of the stress-strain behavior of natural rubberen_US
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