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Natural Rubber-Based Ionogels

TK. N. Tran1,2, A. Guyomard-Lack3, C. Cerclier3, B. Humbert3, G. Colomines1, J-F. Pilard2, R. Deterre1, J. Le Bideau3,*, E. Leroy4,*

UBL, IUT of Nantes, CNRS, GEPEA, UMR 6144, 2 Avenue du professeur Jean ROUXEL, BP 539, 44475 Carquefou, France.
UBL, University of Maine, UMR CNRS 6283, Institute of Molecules and Materials of Le Mans, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9, France
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Université de Nantes, CNRS, 2 rue de la Houssinière, BP 32229, 44322 Nantes cedex 3, France
UBL, CNRS, GEPEA, UMR 6144, CRTT, 37, Boulevard de l’Université, 44606 St Nazaire Cedex, France

*Corresponding authors: email; email

Journal of Renewable Materials 2018, 6(3), 251-258.


Natural rubber (NR), besides being an abundant renewable resource for the elastomer industry, can be a potential resource for the design of innovative biobased polymer networks. The present work is based on "telechelic" liquid natural rubber oligomers obtained by controlled chemical degradation of NR. The chain ends of such oligomers can then be functionalized (with acrylate functions in the present case) and reacted with multifunctional crosslinkers in order to form networks. What's more, the initial solubility of such thermosetting system in an ionic liquid (IL) can be used for the formulation of ionogels. Such solid networks typically containing 80% of IL were produced, resulting in high ionic conductivity performances. The oligomer chain length was shown to affect IL fragility due to confinement and specific interactions of ions with the host polymer network.


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Tran, T. N., Guyomard-Lack, A., Cerclier, C., Humbert, B., Colomines, G. et al. (2018). Natural Rubber-Based Ionogels. Journal of Renewable Materials, 6(3), 251–258.

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