Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    Connecting a Knife or Ice Pick to a Tire in a Tire Slashing

    (Received 1 August 1979; accepted 4 January 1980)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Small particles of rubber cling to the metal object used to slash a tire. These particles are removed by a glass capillary tube and forced out of the capillary with water onto the top of a zinc chloride density gradient column. Automobile tire sidewall rubber varies in density from about 1.06 to 1.17, small truck tires vary from 1.13 to 1.17, and the value for large truck tires is about 1.2. Other rubbers and other objects all have densities different from sidewall rubber with the exception of a few synthetic fibers that can visually be distinguished from rubber.


    Author Information:

    Meloan, CE
    Graduate research assistant, professor of analytical chemistry, and undergraduate research assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans

    Frizell, C
    Graduate research assistant, professor of analytical chemistry, and undergraduate research assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans

    Feldman, MA
    Graduate research assistant, professor of analytical chemistry, and undergraduate research assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans


    Stock #: JFS11262J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11262J

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    Title Connecting a Knife or Ice Pick to a Tire in a Tire Slashing
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    Committee E30