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In-situ Modification of Graphene Oxide by Insoluble Sulfur and Application for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber

S.-B. Chen, T.-X. Li, S.-H. Wan, X. Huang, S.-W. Cai and X.-R. He


Insoluble sulfur (IS) is prepared at low temperature with graphene oxide (GO) as stabilizer and ammonium persulfate as initiator. The FTIR and Raman patterns show that the non-conjugate double bond of GO can couple to the long chain free radicals of IS. The TGA and EDS results show that the mass fraction of IS is 79.75 wt% in particles by refluxing method, much higher than that in particles by hydrothermal method, when the mass ratio in reactants of GO to sulfur was 3: 1. Under constant content of sulfur, the tensile stress and elongation at break of NBR/GO-S(h) and NBR/GO-S(r) composites are higher than those of NBR/Reduced GO composites with the addition of 3 phr GO-S(h), GO-S(r) and Reduced GO particles into NBR. It can provide a new technology for the preparation of IS with lower temperature, little energy consumption and less environmental pollution. It is also a new method for the modification and application of GO in rubber.

Mail address: Xianru He, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, No. 8 Xindu Road, Xindu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610500, PRC, E-mail:


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Received: 2019-11-08
Accepted: 2020-01-18
Published Online: 2020-04-09
Published in Print: 2020-04-29

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