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Reaction between Oxygen and Rubber

Nature volume 154, page 673 (25 November 1944) | Download Citation

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SEVERAL investigations1,2,3,4 on the effect of pressure on the reaction between natural rubber and gaseous oxygen in its initial stages have been made by following the rate of disappearance of the oxygen in a closed system. In the experiments, the oxygen pressure decreased spontaneously as oxygen combined. Under these conditions, the results may be vitiated if time effects occur such as might arise from the rate of combination of oxygen dissolved in the rubber outpacing the rate of dissolution of fresh gas, or from the formation of unstable oxidation catalysts.

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  1. Chemical Research Laboratory, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham.

    • A. S. CARPENTER
    •  & D. F. TWISS

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