Polymer degradation and the matching of FR chemistry to degradation

Price, Dennis and Horrocks, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-1431-058X (2010) Polymer degradation and the matching of FR chemistry to degradation. In: Wilkie, C.A. and Morgan, Alexander B., (eds.) Fire Retardancy of Polymeric Materials. CRC Press, pp. 15-42. ISBN 978-14-200-83996

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In fires, polymeric materials are consumed by flaming combustion which is a gas phase process. Thus the polymer must degrade to yield volatile combustible species to fuel the conflagration. To begin, this chapter first considers the various processes by which pure polymer systems degrade. Then any influence by which the presence of oxygen can affect these processes is discussed. The different structures of the various polymer types influence the end consequence of any decomposition and this will affect the resistance, if any, to combustion. At this point the polymer combustion cycle will be described.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 08:55
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 08:55
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1950

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