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Stearate Modified Zinc-Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxides and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber Nanocomposites

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


The aim of this investigation is to highlight the potentials of layered double hydroxides (LDH) and to serve as a replacement for zinc oxide and stearic acid from the basic rubber formulation. This will eventually result in about a 10× significant reduction of Zn2+ ion concentration in the final compound. The unique advantage of stearate ion-modified LDH is the delivery of zinc ions to accelerate and stearate ions to activate the vulcanization process. Furthermore, it can also reinforce the rubber matrix by virtue of its layered structure as nanofiller.


  • Layered double hydroxide, Nitrile rubber, Sulfur vulcanization, Zinc oxide