Exploratory research has indicated that the following chemical families are likely 10 contain chemicals possessing both a high degree of fire suppression efficiency and low environmental impact: the bromoalkenes, bromoethers, and phosphorus-containing compounds, including the alkyl phosphates, phosphites, and phosphonates. Candidate suppressants were selected from these chemical families on the basis of their volatility and existing toxicity data. The relative performance of these compounds as fire suppressants was assessed by comparison of the results obtained from the NIST Dispersed Liquid Agent Fire Suppression Screen Apparatus.
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