rubber hydrochloride

rubber hydrochloride

[′rəb·ər ‚hī·drə′klȯr‚īd]
(organic chemistry)
White, thermoplastic hydrochloric acid derivative of rubber; water-insoluble powder or clear film, soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons; softens at 110-120°C; used for protective coverings, food packaging, shower curtains, and rainwear.
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There have, however, been some success stories - rubber hydrochloride was manufactured commercially for over 30 years as a food packaging material; chlorinated rubber was used in paints; both depolymerized rubber and methacrylate graft copolymers are still in use today.