22 Aug '16, 11am

New approach for synthetic rubber for degradable tires: converting cyclopentene to polypentenamers

New approach for synthetic rubber for degradable tires: converting cyclopentene to polypentenamers 22 August 2016 A team from the Texas A&M University campus in Qatar (TAMU-Qatar) and Caltech has developed a new way to make synthetic rubber; once this material is discarded, it can be easily degraded back to its chemical building blocks and reused in new tires and other products. The researchers will present their work today at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia. According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, nearly 270 million tires were discarded in the US in 2013—more than one tire per adult living in the country. Many of the non-degradable scrap tires get stockpiled in landfills. More than half go on to become tire-derived fuel—shredded scrap tires that get mixed with coal and other materials to help power ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/08/20160822-tamu.html

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