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Recent Advances in Bio-Based Flame Retardant Additives for Synthetic Polymeric Materials

Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Polymers 2019, 11(2), 224; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11020224
Received: 28 December 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 24 January 2019 / Published: 31 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials)
It would be difficult to imagine how modern life across the globe would operate in the absence of synthetic polymers. Although these materials (mostly in the form of plastics) have revolutionized our daily lives, there are consequences to their use, one of these being their high levels of flammability. For this reason, research into the development of flame retardant (FR) additives for these materials is of tremendous importance. However, many of the FRs prepared are problematic due to their negative impacts on human health and the environment. Furthermore, their preparations are neither green nor sustainable since they require typical organic synthetic processes that rely on fossil fuels. Because of this, the need to develop more sustainable and non-toxic options is vital. Many research groups have turned their attention to preparing new bio-based FR additives for synthetic polymers. This review explores some of the recent examples made in this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: flame retardant; bio-based; green chemistry flame retardant; bio-based; green chemistry
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Hobbs, C.E. Recent Advances in Bio-Based Flame Retardant Additives for Synthetic Polymeric Materials. Polymers 2019, 11, 224. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11020224

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Hobbs CE. Recent Advances in Bio-Based Flame Retardant Additives for Synthetic Polymeric Materials. Polymers. 2019; 11(2):224. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11020224

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Hobbs, Christopher E. 2019. "Recent Advances in Bio-Based Flame Retardant Additives for Synthetic Polymeric Materials" Polymers 11, no. 2: 224. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11020224

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