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Sustainable inverse-vulcanised sulfur polymers

DOI: 10.1039/C8RA04446E DOI Help

Authors: Douglas J. Parker (University of Liverpool) , Samantha Y. Chong (University of Liverpool) , Tom Hasell (University of Liverpool)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Rsc Advances , VOL 8 , PAGES 27892 - 27899

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2018
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 17193

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Abstract: We demonstrate two renewable crosslinkers that can stabilise sustainable high sulfur content polymers, via inverse-vulcanisation. With increasing levels of sulfur produced as a waste byproduct from hydrodesulfurisation of crude oil and gas, the need to find a method to utilise this abundant feedstock is pressing. The resulting sulfur copolymers can be synthesised relatively quickly, using a one-pot solvent free method, producing polymeric materials that are shape-persistent solids at room temperature and compare well to other inverse vulcanised polymers. The physical properties of these high sulfur polymeric materials, coupled with the ability to produce them sustainably, allow broad potential utility.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials


Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

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