Recycling behavior of thermoreversibly Diels-Alder crosslinked EPM

Alexander T. Zdvizhkov, Martin Van Duin, Francesco Picchioni

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The recyclability of thermoreversibly Diels-Alder (DA) crosslinked EPM has been studied. The retro DA reaction dominates over the dehydration-aromatization process of theDAadduct. Moreover, a negative influence of air occurred as a result of a crosslinking in air flow. Nevertheless, rubber compounds prepared from EPM-g-furan and carbon black can be recycled several times without losing mechanical strength, a feature attributed to a strong antioxidant effect of the carbon black.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-297
Number of pages10
JournalRubber chemistry and technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2021

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