OE42 Versatile Green Routes for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber Latex Hydrogenation

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 2:10 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Yin Liu, Jialong Wu, Qinmin Pan and Garry L. Rempel, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Different catalytic routes were developed for direct NBR latex hydrogenation. It was found these catalytic systems increased the catalysis efficiency in a micro heterogeneous system (aqueous micellar). Most notably, no organic solvent is needed, and many pre/post-treatment procedures are no longer needed which makes this process very promising and simple.

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