A thermoplastic resin which is similar to natural rubber. Polybutadiene is made by the polymerization of 1,3-butadiene with a stereospecific organometallic catalyst in order to obtain the cis isomer. Polybutadiene has good wear and crack resistance. It is used in tire treads and as a coating. It is often blended with Styrene to form rubber SBR and blended with styrene and Acrylonitrile to form butadiene styrene resin ABS rubbers.
Synonyms and Related Terms
PBR (butadiene rubber); polybutadiene elastomer (AAT); polibutadieno (Esp.); poli butadiene (It.); polibutadieno (Port.)
- Toxic by ingestion and inhalation
- Skin contact may cause irritation.Combustible.
- EChemie: SDS
Physical an Chemical Properties
- Soluble in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons
- Insoluble in acetone, diethyl ether.
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 127
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000