- Volume 22 Issue 4
A modern kinetic evaluation method for nonisothermal reactions measured with Differential Scanning Calorimetry(DSC) is presented. It is based on multiple linear regression analysis using a number of curve points in a selectable range of conversion. The obtained kinetic data are the basis to compute a reaction process under any condition e.g. isothermal or adiabatic. The DSC measurements was performed on a Mettler TA3000 SYSTEM with the built in evaluation software. Mainly the following reactions are discussed: vulcanization of natural rubber compounds containing vulcanizing accelerators. The purpose of this work is to analyse the vulcanization kinetics of typical NR vulcanization systems using DSC. These systems were chosen because they are typically reactive elastomer and are commercially important.