Recent developments in the chemistry of halogen-free flame retardant polymers

Shui Yu Lu*, Ian Hamerton

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

An overview of recent developments of the chemistry of halogen-free flame retardant polymers is presented in this paper. The polymers or reactive monomers that are inherently flamed retarding contain P, Si, B, N and other miscellaneous elements. They can be used on their own or added to current bulk commercial polymers to enhance flame retardancy. The synthetic chemistry of these molecules is discussed along with their thermal stabilities and flame-retardant properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1661-1712
Number of pages52
JournalProgress in Polymer Science
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002

Keywords

  • Boron
  • Carborane
  • Cyclotriphosphazene
  • Flame retardant
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Polymer
  • Polyphos phazene
  • Silicon
  • Silsesquioxane

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