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As the work addresses important technological issues facing the elastomer industry on silica reinforcement. The work is unique and has got great potential to open up further investigations on silica reinforcement of elastomers.

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Our work reveals that drop-in agglomerate size and average surface roughness of DMAc/LiCl treated silica when incorporated in Nitrile rubber matrix is a manifestation of reduced self-association and networking between silica particles. Better inter-association between treated silica and the matrix ensures uniform dispersion of DMAc/LiCl treated silica in the matrix when compared to untreated silica and silica treated with the coupling agent TESPT.


Writing this article was a great in-depth knowledge of silica reinforcement in elastomers.

Mohammed Saleem
Anna University Chennai

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This page is a summary of: Dispersion and vulcanization characteristics of nitrile rubber reinforced with N, N‐dimethylacetamide /lithium chloride treated silica, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, February 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/app.50611.
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