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|Author(s):||Douglas M. Fox; Srilatha Temburni; Melissa Novy; Laura Flynn; Mauro Zammarano; Yeon S. Kim; Jeffrey W. Gilman; Rick D. Davis;|
|Title:||Thermal and Burning Properties of Poly(lactic acid) Composites Using Cellulose-Based Intumescing Flame Retardants|
|Published:||December 21, 2012|
|Abstract:||Poly(lactic acid) was flame retarded using cellulose-based intumescing flame retardants. Cellulose was an excellent carbon source in combination with ammonium polyphosphate (APP), exhibiting good thermal stabilities and UL-94 ratings of V-0. Nanofibrillated cellulose was phosphorylated to eliminate the need for APP. The fibers were further modified by quaternization and with glycidyl phenyl POSS to increase the char yield. Fibers were analyzed by elemental analysis, potentiometric titration, and thermogravimetric analysis. The composites exhibited good thermal stability, but failed UL-94.|
|Citation:||Fire and Polymers VI|
|Publisher:||American Chemical Society, Washington, DC|
|Pages:||pp. 223 - 234|
|Research Areas:||Fire Research, Fire Materials Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (917KB)|