volume 33, issue 2, P92-96 1993
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760330206
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Abstract: Abstract In the presence of excess hydrogen peroxide and formic acid the latex stage epoxidation of natural rubber is pseudo–first order in nature. A kinetic model is developed to predict the maximum extent of epoxidation for the reaction system and its variation with increasing acid concentration. Th dependence of the overall rate constant on acid concentration is also studied.