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Gas-Phase Mechanisms of Fire Retardants

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Author(s)

Gregory T. Linteris

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
Report Number
6889

Keywords

chemical inhibition, fire retardants, flame inhibition, halogen additives, material flammability

Citation

Linteris, G. (2002), Gas-Phase Mechanisms of Fire Retardants, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created June 28, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017