epoxide

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epoxide

[e′päk‚sīd]
(organic chemistry)
A reactive group in which an oxygen atom is joined to each of two carbon atoms which are already bonded.
A three-membered cyclic ether. Also known as oxirane.
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Table 1: A list of the starting materials used for the investigation Chemical or Description Source tradename SBO Soybean oil, RBD (technical grade) Cargill EGVE Ethylene glycol vinylether, >95% TCI America KOH Potassium hydroxide, >85% Sigma-Aldrich Acrylic acid Anhydrous, 99% Sigma-Aldrich 3-Chloroperoxy Epoxidizing agent, <77% Sigma-Aldrich benzoic acid Et3AI2CI3 Ethylaluminum sesquichloride (25 wt% in Sigma-Aldrich toluene) Cobalt octoate Cobalt 2-ethylhexanoate, 12% cobalt OMG Americas Zirconium Zirconium 2-ethylhexnoate, 18% OMG Americas octoate zirconium Nuxtra[R] Zinc Zinc carboxylate in mineral spirits, Dura 8% Chemicals />Hexane ACS grade, 98.
The present invention relates to a method for producing epoxidized natural rubber, the method including: step (1) of reacting an acid anhydride with hydrogen peroxide to prepare an organic peracid; and step (2) of epoxidizing natural rubber latex with the obtained organic peracid.
The other type is the epoxide compound, which is produced by epoxidizing the hydroxyl group of vegetable oil, such as castor oil, with epichlorohydrin (ECH).