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Polybutadiene Properties

Polybutadiene

Description

 

Polybutadiene is a synthetic rubber that is a polymer formed from the polymerization process of the monomer 1,3-butadiene. It has a high resistance to wear and is used especially in the manufacture of tires. Its use in the tread portion of giant truck tires helps to improve the abrasion, and to run the tire comparatively cool, since the internal heat comes out quickly. It is also used as a fuel in combination with an oxidizer in various solid rocket boosters such as Japan's H-IIB launch vehicle. Polybutadiene rubber can be blended with nitrile rubber for easy processing. However large use may affect oil resistance of nitrile rubber.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 9003-17-2
Density 0.636g/cm3
Melting Point −6 °C
Molecular Formula (C4H6)n
Refractive 1.524n/D
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Poly-1,3-Butadiene;Polybutadiene; Polyoil LCB 110;Polyoil LCB 80;R 131;Rb-S820;Ro 4403;Resydrol SWP 195e;Revertex Lx 16;Ricacryl Fx 9801;1,3-Butadiene,Polymers (8ci);1,3-Butadiene Oligomers;1,3-Butadiene Polymer;1,3-Butadienestereoblock Homopolymer;Apr-K 11;Adcote El 451;Alfine;Atactic Butadienepolymer