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|Author(s):||Gregory T. Linteris;|
|Title:||Gas-Phase Mechanisms of Fire Retardants|
|Published:||June 28, 2002|
|Abstract:||Fire retardants are added to polymers to increase their ignition time and reduce their heat release rates when burning. They are often described as acting either in the condensed-phase or in the gas-phase, with an understanding that often, both modes can be important for a given fire retardant. The purpose of this note is to review the understanding of the mechanisms by which fire retardants act in the gas phase.|
|Citation:||NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6889|
|Keywords:||chemical inhibition,fire retardants,flame inhibition,halogen additives,material flammability|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|