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Data on Styrenes Detailed by Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

June 2, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Research findings on Styrenes are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Karlsruhe, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Emulsifier-free aqueous dispersions of functionalized graphene (FG) represent key intermediates for the production of rubber composites, enabling uniform dispersion of predominantly single FG sheets."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, "In this comparative study on styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) composites with conventional and novel carbon-based fillers the influence of filler type, content, and dispersion process is examined. For SBR/FG nanocomposites two aqueous dispersion blend strategies based on thermally and chemically reduced graphite oxide are explored."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Electron microscopy and X-ray tomography confirm the highly effective FG dispersion in SBR leading to simultaneous improvement of mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, and gas barrier resistance."

For more information on this research see: Functionalized Graphene and Carbon Materials as Components of Styrene- Butadiene Rubber Nanocomposites Prepared by Aqueous Dispersion Blending. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014;299(3):319-329. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Macromolecular Materials and Engineering -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Schopp, Karlsruhe Inst Technol, Inst Chem Technol & Polymer Chem, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany. Additional authors for this research include R. Thomann, K.F. Ratzsch, S. Kerling, V. Altstadt and R. Mulhaupt (see also Styrenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Alkenes, Styrenes, Karlsruhe, Alkadienes, Butadienes, Hydrocarbons, Nanocomposite, Nanotechnology, Benzene Derivatives, Emerging Technologies, Clinical Trials and Studies

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Source: Clinical Trials Week

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