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Indian Sapota Tree Rubber

Kishore, Kaushal and Pandey, Hrishi K (1986) Indian Sapota Tree Rubber. In: Journal of Polymer Science Part C: Polymer Letters, 24 (8). pp. 393-397.


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The sapota or sapodilla tree (botanical name: Achras zapota of sapotaceae family) grows in regions of the tropical and subtropical climates in south, west, and east 1ndia.l The Indian sapota tree is about half the size of the original South or Central American species which may grow to an average height of about 15 m.2 The American plant exudes milky latex when the bark of the trunk is cut while the Indian plant is mostly dry. However, when the fruit of the Indian plant is plucked from its calyx, a milky latex oozes out.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Polymer Science Part C: Polymer Letters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/4411

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