Intrinsic Viscosity Characterization of Poly(cis-isoprene) in Hevea Natural Rubber

Bonfils Frédéric, Char Christine, Ehabe Ejolle Eugène. 2008. Intrinsic Viscosity Characterization of Poly(cis-isoprene) in Hevea Natural Rubber. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 57 (11) : pp. 1036-1044.

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Abstract : Intrinsic viscosity [êta] characterizes flow, polymerization, or degradation of dilute polymer solutions. Unlike other high polymers, natural rubber hardly completely dissolves in most organic solvents, and eliminating the insoluble phase undermines the quality of the measurement and its interpretation. On using some natural and synthetic polyisoprene samples, the Huggins and Schulz-Blaschke best-fits were most suitable for estimating [êta]for very dilute polyisoprene solutions (< 0.06 g/dL in cyclohexane at 30°C). Logarithmic linearization of the Mark-Houwink-Sakurada equation ([êta] = K.Ma; M is molar mass) and a curvilinear model on untransformed data gave different Mark-Houwink constants (K and a) for polyisoprene standards, differences that seemed to have no bearing on their viscosity-average molar masses ( ). Plots of against weight-average molar mass enabled differentiation of the polyisoprenes into larger groupings, differences that could be attributed to different extents of branching or of aggregation between macromolecules. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Caoutchouc, Hevea brasiliensis, Propriété physicochimique, Densité, Viscosité

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Cameroun

Classification Agris : Q60 - Processing of non-food or non-feed agricultural products
U10 - Mathematical and statistical methods

Champ stratégique Cirad : Hors axes (2005-2013)

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Bonfils Frédéric, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR IATE (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-7016-4770
  • Char Christine, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR IATE (FRA)
  • Ehabe Ejolle Eugène, IRAD (CMR)

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