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Barrier Properties of Layered-Silicate Reinforced Ethylenepropylenediene Monomer/Chloroprene Rubber Nanorubbers

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan
Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng-Chia University, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
Department of Textile Engineering, Chinese Culture University, Taipei 11114, Taiwan
Taiwan Textile Research Institute, Tucheng Dist., New Taipei 23674, Taiwan
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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(5), 314;
Received: 10 April 2018 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 9 May 2018
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The triacetin and nitroglycerin barrier properties of layered-silicate reinforced ethylenepropylenediene monomer/chloroprene rubber (EPDM/CR) nanorubbers were investigated as rocket-propellant inhibitors. EPDM/CR nanorubbers with intercalated structures were formulated and prepared by the melt-compounding method. The triacetin permeability and nitroglycerin absorption were observed to decrease with increasing layered-silicate content. The layered silicates also improved the flame retardancies of the nanorubbers by forming silicate reinforced carbonaceous chars. Layered-silicate reinforced EPDM/CR nanorubbers are potentially effective rocket propellant-inhibiting materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: layered silicate; nanocomposites; nitroglycerine migration; barrier property layered silicate; nanocomposites; nitroglycerine migration; barrier property

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Wu, C.M.; Hsieh, W.Y.; Cheng, K.B.; Lai, C.-C.; Lee, K.C. Barrier Properties of Layered-Silicate Reinforced Ethylenepropylenediene Monomer/Chloroprene Rubber Nanorubbers. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 314.

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