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Relaxation of Disulfide and Tetrasulfide Polymers
The Journal of Physical Chemistry (1964)
  • William MacKnight, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • A. V. Tobolsky
  • M. Takahashi
The chemorheology of cross-linked polyethylene disulfide, polyethylene tetrasulfide, and mixtures of these polymers with elemental sulfur is investigated. It is shown that stress decay in the disulfide polymer occurs by scission of the small quantities of higher poly­sulfide linkages present in the network. It is also shown that elemental sulfur decreases the chemical relaxation time in cross-linked polyethylene disulfide in a predictable manner.
  • Disulfide,
  • Tetrasulfide,
  • polymers,
  • relaxation
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William MacKnight, A. V. Tobolsky and M. Takahashi. "Relaxation of Disulfide and Tetrasulfide Polymers" The Journal of Physical Chemistry Vol. 68 Iss. 4 (1964) p. 787 - 790
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