Special Issue "Innovative Flame Retardants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
The research focuses more and more 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 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-ageing, plasticizing, crosslinking, conductive properties and so on would be highly desirable.
Alongside biobased ones, there are other innovative flame retardants based on various elements or from different classes of materials which offer new opportunities.
This special issue aims to gather high-quality papers about innovative flame retardants. Especially all aspects of biobased flame retardants are considered, i.e. their extraction, synthesis and functionalization as well as the assessment of their fire retardancy properties and their environmental impact. Papers on other innovative flame retardants are also welcomed. Multifunctional additives combining several properties (including flame retardancy) will be privileged.
Dr. Rodolphe Sonnier
Pr. Laurent Ferry
Dr. Henri Vahabi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Biobased flame retardants
- Flame retardancy
- Multifunctional flame retardants
- Phosphorus functionalization
- Plant-based resources
- Resources from sea