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dc.contributor.authorSureerut Amnuaypornsrien_US
dc.contributor.authorLucksanaporn Tarachiwinen_US
dc.contributor.authorJitladda T. Sakdapipanichen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol.115, No.6 (2010), 3645-3650en_US
dc.description.abstractThe nature of long-chain branching in natural rubber (NR) from Hevea brasiliensis was analyzed for NR purified by enzymatic deproteinization in the latex state followed by acetone extraction in the solid state to remove the proteins and neutral lipids, respectively. The treatment of purified NR in a toluene solution with a polar solvent, such as methanol or acetic acid, resulted in a clear decrease in the molecular weight, gel content, and Huggins' constant; this was caused by the decomposition of branch points in the purified rubber. This finding clearly showed that long-chain branching in the purified NR was mainly derived from the association of phospholipids linked with both terminal groups in the rubber chain via hydrogen bonds. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectMaterials Scienceen_US
dc.titleCharacter of long-chain branching in highly purified natural rubberen_US
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