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Publication Citation: Gas-Phase Mechanisms of Fire Retardants

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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
Pages: 35 pp.
Keywords: chemical inhibition;fire retardants;flame inhibition;halogen additives;material flammability
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research