Characterization the Relationship between Rheology Behavior and Moleculer Weight of Natural Rubber with Different Protein Content
Test of the rheology behavior for low protein natural rubber(LPNR) were carried out with rubber processing analyzer(RPA), and molecular weight were carried out with gel permeation chromatography(GPC). The results showed that molecular of LPNR is lower than natural rubber(NR), The complex viscosity(n*) of NR is higher than LPNR. The stress relaxation indicate that time of LPNR is faster than NR, it illuminate that LPNR has lower molecular weight than NR, and processing performance have distinct discrepancy between NR and LPNR. The torque(S’) with strain rising indicated that one linear viscoelastic region and one nonlinear viscoelastic region in whole range, and LPNR has lower S’ than NR.
Prasad Yarlagadda, Yun-Hae Kim, Zhijiu Ai and Xiaodong Zhang
T. M. Gao et al., "Characterization the Relationship between Rheology Behavior and Moleculer Weight of Natural Rubber with Different Protein Content", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 337, pp. 285-288, 2011