Thermal and photooxidation of high styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC)

Norman S. Allen, Adriana Barcelona, Michele Edge, Arthur Wilkinson, Carmen Galan Merchan, V. Ruiz Santa Quiteria

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    The study of thermal properties and photooxidation of high styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) with high styrene content (K-resin) using a variety of analytical and spectroscopic methods including yellowness, luminescence and FTIR spectroscopy. It was observed that the FTIR and luminescence analysis show complex oxidation processes with some distinct features associated with each phase. It was shown that the rates of thermal oxidation on oven ageing increases carbonyl growth with increasing temperature. The autocatalytic growth and decay of hydroperoxides at 110 and 90°C with high concentrations being observed at 90°C were observed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-23
    Number of pages12
    JournalPolymer Degradation and Stability
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


    • Elastomers
    • Infra-red analysis
    • Luminescence
    • Photooxidation
    • SBC-resins
    • Styrene-butadiene copolymer
    • Thermal oxidation


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