The two techniques examined in this work yield information about the particle size distribution of the latexes studied. The ease of measurement is improved over previous methods used on broadly distributed latexes. The TPC curves for both the natural and synthetic latexes correlate with the centrifuge curves. Both techniques show the Hevea to have larger particles than the guayule. The techniques also show SBR latex samples 1 and 2 to have larger particles than samples 3 and 4. The TPC is useful only for particles between 0.3 µm and 20 µm in size. The centrifuge can be used for any size range of particles by altering the rotor speed or eluant density. By employing the proper mathematics, these data could be easily converted from optical density distributions to particle size distributions.

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