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Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Butyl Rubber: From Synthesis To Applications, Matthew John Mceachran Feb 2013

Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Butyl Rubber: From Synthesis To Applications, Matthew John Mceachran

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Butyl Rubber (RB) is a copolymer of isobutylene (IB) with small percentages of isoprene (IP). Typically these IP units serve as sites for the covalent cross-linking of the rubber, but they can also serve as sites to further functionalize RB. These modifications can expand the potential applications of RB. This thesis describes the synthesis of carboxylic acid functionalized RB and some properties and applications of these materials.