Dissolving used rubber tires Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Reductive silylation cleaves S–S crosslinks in used automotive rubbers, allowing recovery of polymeric oils in up to 93% yield. The oils can undergo oxidative crosslinking to give new elastomers, closing the loop for sulfur-cured rubbers.

publication date

  • January 7, 2020