Isoprene Rubber Preparation

The monograph considers the processes for production of isoprene monomer and isoprene rubber, which is one of the main components in the production of tyres and industrial rubber goods. The author analyzed various methods of isoprene production, their advantages and disadvantages. The book describes issues of kinetics and mechanisms of the main reactions, principles of catalyst selection, process flow diagrams for preparing both monomer and polymer. A new liquid-phase technology for the preparation of isoprene from isobutylene and formaldehyde is described in detail, as well as its technical, environmental and economic advantages in front of other methods of monomer preparation. The monograph contains data on the possibility to obtain highly-profitable products based on formaldehyde and isobutylene, — such as isoprenol, geraniol, citrals, vitamins A and E, which will significantly increase the efficiency of the polyisoprene preparation process and allow it to compete successfully with natural rubber. The author shares with readers his semicentenary experience in the development and implementation of new technologies in the USSR and in modern Russia. The chapter “The way it was” tells about people who created and implemented the process of isoprene rubber preparation on an industrial scale.

The book will be useful for teachers, students of chemical and technological specialties of universities, graduate students and production specialists.

Bibliographic data:

Dykman, A. S. 
D87 Isoprene Rubber Preparation : the monograph / A. S. Dykman. —
Saint Petersburg : GIORD, 2020. — 360 p. : illustrated.
ISBN 978-5-98879-217-8

Isoprene Rubber Preparation
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