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Special Issue "Innovative Flame Retardants"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Rodolphe Sonnier

IMT Mines Ales, Centre des Matériaux des Mines d’Alès (C2MA), 6 avenue de Clavières, 30319 Alès cedex, France
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Interests: flame retardancy; fire behavior; biobased flame retardants; radiation-modification of polymers
Guest Editor
Dr. Laurent Ferry

IMT Mines Ales, Centre des Matériaux des Mines d’Alès (C2MA), 6 avenue de Clavières, 30319 Alès cedex, France
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Interests: flame retardancy of polymers; thermal degradation; biobased flame retardant; polymer aging
Guest Editor
Dr. Henri Vahabi

University of Lorraine, M.O.P.S. Laboratory, 2 rue E. Belin- 57070 Metz, France
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Interests: flame retardancy; thermal degradation; biobased flame retardants; biopolymers; aging of flame retardant and polymers; fiber-reinforced composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research has increasingly focused on the development of biobased materials to attain the requirements of sustainability. Developing biosourced materials in the future includes polymers as well as additives. Among these additives, flame retardants are the most important market. Bioresources are numerous and provide many opportunities to develop innovative flame retardants. Solutions based on carbohydrates, polyphenols, lipids, or proteins are currently being investigated.

To be commercially successful, biobased flame retardants must obviously be as efficient as oil-based ones. However, cost may also be a major drawback. Indeed, the development of biobased flame retardants often needs various extraction, purification, and functionalization steps. A solution to be competitive may be to provide multifunctionalities. For instance, combining flame retardancy with anti-aging, plasticizing, crosslinking, conductive properties, and so on would be highly desirable.

This Special Issue aims to gather high-quality papers about the extraction, synthesis, and functionalization of biobased flame retardants, as well as the assessment of their fire proofing properties. Investigations can consider, fully or partially, biobased flame retardants. Multifunctional biobased additives combining several properties (including flame retardancy) will be privileged. Papers on the life-cycle analysis (LCA) of such additives are welcomed.

Dr. Rodolphe Sonnier
Dr. Laurent Ferry
Dr. Henri Vahabi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Biobased flame retardants
  • Flame retardancy
  • Multifunctional flame retardants
  • Phosphorus functionalization
  • Lignin
  • Biophenol
  • Carbohydrate
  • Plant-based resources
  • Resources from sea
  • Protein

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