Published : 2021-01-15

Properties of elastomeric compositions with sonicated superfine carbon additives


The influence of superfine carbon additives and their pretreatment by ultrasonication on the properties of elastomer compositions has been investigated. Superfine carbon additives come in two different types: fullerene-containing additives and ultra fine carbon additives (a complex mixture of nanofibers and nanotubes, graphite and amorphous carbon particles). Mooney viscosity, parameters of relaxation and vulcanization kinetics of rubber mixtures, tensile strength, elongation at break and resistance to thermal aging, abrasion resistance and compression of filled rubbers based on butadiene-acrylonitrile were carried out. Except for the identified characteristics, crosslink parameters by the method of equilibrium swelling were determined. It was found that the introduction of the ultrasonically pretreated, superfine carbon additives to elastomeric compositions based on butadiene-acrylonitrile rubber led to rubber with improved thermo-oxidative and wear resistance in comparison to rubbers containing untreated additives.





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Shashok, Z. S., Prokopchuk, N. R., Vishnevskii, K. V., Voitov, I. V., Opielak, M., & Zukowski, P. (2021). Properties of elastomeric compositions with sonicated superfine carbon additives. Polimery, 62(10), 728-733.