Synthesis and characterization of phosphorus-containing butadiene rubber/expanded perlite composite
The intensive demand for Mineral Polymer Composites in industrial and technology applications, including automotive, construction, biomedical, maritime, sport, and ballistic, has been dramatically increasing last years. Minerals with different shapes, sizes, and constituents show an excellent distribution and orientations in the polymer matrix and provide polymer composites of low cost, lightweight, rigid and high strength with efficiencies performance. Many investigation reports have been conducted on the preparation of polymer minerals composites. In view of this point, for the first time based on industrial scale polymer ˗ butadiene rubber (BR) and expanded perlite (EP) new composite has been prepared. For this purpose, oxidative chlorophosphorylation reaction by phosphorus trichloride (PCl3) in presence of oxygen has been used. Obtaining a well-dispersed polymer-mineral composition using various approaches has been achieved.