A STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENTS OF P‐ AND N‐CONTAINING GROUPS ON THE FIRE RETARDANCE OF POLYSTYRENE

Aloshy Baby, Svetlana Tretsiakova-McNally, Paul Joseph, Malavika Arun, Jianping Zhang

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Abstract

The primary strategies to improve the fire retardance of styrene‐based polymers are largely reliant on the use of halogenated fire retardants, which are considered as hazardous to the public health and environment. Hence, many halogen‐based fire retardants have already been withdrawn from the products used as construction elements in built environments. Amongst the possible halogen‐free alternatives, P‐ and N‐containing compounds have gained great attention owing to their excellent fire‐retarding efficiencies and environmentally benign attributes. The current paper is focused on the chemical modification of polystyrene with P‐ and N‐containing moieties, and the characterisation of the modified materials with regard to their thermal degradation characteristics and combustion attributes
Original languageEnglish
Pages287
Number of pages288
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 26 Jun 2023
Event19th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials - Empa-Akademie and NEST, Zurich, Dubendorf, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Jun 202329 Jun 2023
Conference number: 19
https://www.frpm-23.org/overview

Conference

Conference19th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials
Abbreviated titleFRPM 23
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZurich, Dubendorf
Period26/06/2329/06/23
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Keywords

  • Polystyrene
  • reactive modification
  • thermal stability
  • P‐N synergism
  • fire retardance

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