Honors Program

[Honors-in-Discipline (Choose below)], Honors in Chemistry

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Cassandra Eagle, Paul Wilkinson (HEXPOL)

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Cassandra Eagle, Paul Wilkinson, Stacy Brown, Aleksey Vasiliev


In the rubber industry, plasticizers for rubber compounds mainly consist of petroleum derivatives. Consequently, the rubber industry is in constant competition with many petroleum consumers. This competition places an economic strain on rubber companies such as HEXPOL RUBBER COMPOUNDING L.L.C. In order to alleviate this strain, natural oil alternatives to petroleum plasticizers are of novel research interest and are investigated in this thesis project.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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