Title

How does Cross-Linking Effect the Thermal Stability of Polyisoprene

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2000

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

Polyisoprene can be cross-linked by an initial lithiation followed by reaction with both monochloro compounds and dichloro compounds. The monochloro compounds effect crosslinking through a lithium-chlorine exchange route while the use of dichloro compounds links the PIP chains with the spacer between the two chlorine atoms. A significant amount of char is produced from compounds which have been cross-linked with aromatic dihalides while aliphatic dihalides do not produce significant char.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 69, No. 3 (September 1, 2000): 287-296. DOI.