Manipulating Inverse Vulcanization Comonomers to Generate High-Tensile-Strain Polymers

Dale, Joseph J, Hanna, Veronica and Hasell, Tom ORCID: 0000-0003-4736-0604
(2023) Manipulating Inverse Vulcanization Comonomers to Generate High-Tensile-Strain Polymers. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 5 (9). pp. 6761-6765.

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The buildup of waste sulfur poses issues of storage and usage that may be prevented by the development of high-sulfur-content functional materials. Inverse vulcanization allows for the generation of such materials with varying properties and applications. Previous research has largely considered alkene-based monomers, although research into alkyl monomers may enlighten this complex process. Revisiting old monomers is therefore prudent to assist in this investigation. Exerting reaction control over how the alkenes in β-myrcene react with sulfur allows for the preparation of different polymeric products. These products─linear, branched, and cross-linked─demonstrate different properties including a tensile strain of 1878%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sulfur, inverse vulcanization, myrcene, tensile strain, polymer
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2023 09:44
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 04:37
DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.3c01378
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