Polymer Science, Series B

, Volume 61, Issue 5, pp 567–573 | Cite as

Hydrogenated Natural Rubber as an Alternative Replacement to Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer (EPDM) Rubber in Terms of Thermal-Oxidative Degradation Properties

  • Korn TaksapattanakulEmail author
  • Tulyapong Tulyapitak
  • Pranee Phinyocheep
  • Polphat Ruamcharoen
  • Jareerat Ruamcharoen
  • Philippe Daniel


Hydrogenated natural rubber was prepared by the non-catalytic hydrogenation of natural rubber latex (NRL) with diimide generated from oxidation of hydrazine by hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogenated natural rubber (HNR) was characterized by Raman and FTIR spectroscopy. Raman and FTIR spectra showed that the chemical structure of hydrogenated natural rubber tends to be similar to ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer rubber. The thermogravimetric analysis revealed that the thermal-oxidative decomposition resistance of 65% HNR was close to those of EPDM and the thermal-oxidative decomposition behavior of 65% HNR was similar to EPDM. It is interesting that HNR can be a potential alternative to EPDM in terms of thermal-oxidative degradation properties.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Korn Taksapattanakul
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tulyapong Tulyapitak
    • 2
  • Pranee Phinyocheep
    • 3
  • Polphat Ruamcharoen
    • 4
  • Jareerat Ruamcharoen
    • 5
  • Philippe Daniel
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Technology, Princess of Naradhiwas UniversityNarathiwatThailand
  2. 2.Department of Rubber Technology and Polymer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani CampusPattaniThailand
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol UniversityBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Rubber and Polymer Technology Program, Faculty of Science and Technology, Songkhla Rajabhat UniversitySongkhlaThailand
  5. 5.Division of Chemistry, Department of Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani campusPattaniThailand
  6. 6.Institut des Molécules et Matériaux du Mans, IMMM-UMR-CNRS 6283, Université du MaineLe MansFrance

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