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INVESTIGATION OF THE STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION OF GUAYULE RUBBER

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Event: 182nd Technical Meeting
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: October 09, 2012
Author: Cheng Ching K. Chiang, Balaka Barkakaty, Judit E. Puskas, Wenshuang Xie, Katrina Cornish ,Federic Peruch, Alain Deffieux
Paper Number: 34

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  • Despite great advances in chemistry and materials science, Natural Rubber (cis-l,4-polyisoprene (PIP), NR) remains irreplaceable in many applications with properties that cannot be matched by any synthetic materials. NR is produced by many plants, with Hevea brasiliensis (the Brazilian rubber tree) being the most important commercial source. Partheniiim argentariim (guayule) is of special interest in recent years for its hypoallergenic properties while maintaining superior mechanical properties that are commonly associated with NR. Cornish er al. have developed techniques to isolate Washed Rubber Particles (WRP) that contain enzymatically active rubber transferase, in order to study in vitro NR biosynthesis. This paper discusses the structural analysis and composition of Guayule latex and WRP utilizing high resolution Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-ToF MS).
    By Cheng Ching K. Chiang, Balaka Barkakaty, Judit E. Puskas, Wenshuang Xie, Katrina Cornish ,Federic Peruch, Alain Deffieux

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