buna rubber

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bu·na rubber

 (bo͞o′nə, byo͞o′-)
Any of a family of synthetic rubbers made from the polymerization of butadiene with a sodium catalyst. Copolymers including styrene or acrylonitrile are the most common members of this group.

[From Buna, former trademark for such rubber.]
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Noun1.buna rubber - made by polymerizing butadiene
butadiene - a gaseous hydrocarbon C4H6; used in making synthetic rubbers
synthetic rubber, rubber - any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
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One buna rubber, known as "Government rubber-styrene," or GR--S, would become the basis for synthetic rubber production by the United States during World War II.
The two also made key contributions to the effort to develop the synthetic buna rubbers for tires that became the mainstay of U.