A number of phosphorus-containing acrylic monomers were synthesised and copolymerised with acrylonitrile (AN), under radical initiation in an inert atmosphere, through an aqueous slurry route. It was found that the incorporation of phosphonate groups in polyacrylonitrile (PAN) chains resulted in improved flame-retardant characteristics. It was also observed that the actual chemical environment of phosphorus atom in the modifying groups has an influence on the thermal degradation and combustion attributes of the modified systems.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publisher||University of Central Lancashire|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 27 Mar 2017|
|Event||Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials 17 - Manchester, UK|
Duration: 27 Mar 2017 → …
|Conference||Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials 17|
|Period||27/03/17 → …|
- Acrylic Phosphonates
- Thermal Degradation
- Combustion Characteristics
- Flame Retardance
Tretsiakova-McNally, S., & Joseph, P. (Accepted/In press). Thermal and Combustion Characteristics of Polyacrylonitrile Containing Covalently-bound Phosphonate Groups. In Unknown Host Publication University of Central Lancashire.