^13C-NMR Evidence for Hydrogen Supply by Water for Polymer Cracking in Supercritical Water
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A rubber polymer (EPDM, ethylene-propylene-diene-terpolymer) vulcanized was cracked to paraffinic oil (PO) in NaOH-containing supercritical water (SCW) at 420 °C and 30 MPa. The SCW polymer cracking in not oxidative but reductive. The <SUP>13</SUP>C-NMR analysis of PO obtained by SCW D<SUB>2</SUB>O cracking demonstrates that the terminal methyl carbons are deuterated as a clear indication of hydrogen supply by SCW in the cracking.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1997(2), 163-164, 1997-02
The Chemical Society of Japan