Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1983;9 suppl 2:7-14    pdf

Chemicals used in the rubber industry. An overview.

by Fishbein L

Hundreds of chemicals illustrative of many structural and use categories are employed in the rubber industry. The present overview has centered on the structural features of a number of compounds representative of several select use categories, eg, vulcanizing agents, accelerators, antioxidants, antiozonants, and blowing agents, with focus on the nature of their impurities, their chemical degradation, and by-products, as well as on those chemicals that can be converted to N-nitrosamines.