High Sulfur Content Polymers: The Effect of Crosslinker Structure on Inverse Vulcanization



Smith, Jessica A, Wu, Xiaofeng ORCID: 0000-0001-5549-8836, Berry, Neil G ORCID: 0000-0003-1928-0738 and Hasell, Tom ORCID: 0000-0003-4736-0604
(2018) High Sulfur Content Polymers: The Effect of Crosslinker Structure on Inverse Vulcanization. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 56 (16). pp. 1777-1781.

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Abstract

The discovery of inverse vulcanization has allowed polymers to be made using elemental sulfur as the major component. However, until now, there has been little discussion of why seemingly similar crosslinkers result in polymers with radically different properties. Combining synthesis, spectroscopy, and modeling, this study reveals the structure-property relationships of sulfur polymers and reports a new system using 5-ethylidene-2-norbornene as a crosslinker that can stabilize up to 90 wt % of elemental sulfur.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crosslinker, Fukui indices, inverse vulcanization, polymers, radical reactions, sulfur-5-ethylidene-2-norbornene copolymer, sulfur
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 06:18
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:25
DOI: 10.1002/pola.29067
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3025874