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Special Issue "Advanced Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials 2.0"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Macromolecules".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 74

Special Issue Editor

College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
Interests: flame retardant materials; polymers; aerogels; microwave absorption materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this Special Issue, to be published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, is to highlight the most recent advances in and fundamentals of the preparation, performance, and applications of flame-retardant materials in view of the urgent requirement to promote the fire safety of polymeric materials.

Polymeric materials are widely used in modern society due to their low cost, light weight, ease of production, and good processability. However, they are often associated with fire hazards, posing a great impact on their use in some industries, such as transport, electronic devices, building materials, etc. Consequently, many kinds of flame retardants have been developed into polymeric materials. Nevertheless, few flame retardants are considered suitable for most polymeric materials. To meet the requirements of flame retardancy for flame retardants applied in various polymers, the development of alternative flame retardants and flame-retardant materials has attracted widespread attention.

This special issue is is supervised by Prof. Dr. Haibo Zhao and assisted by Dr. Chen Mingjun (Xihua University). We invite the research community to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting comprehensive reviews or original research articles. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • New fire retardants and synergists;
  • Intrinsic flame-retardant polymers;
  • Bio-based or biomass flame retardants;
  • Flame-retardant coating;
  • Multifunctional flame retardants;
  • Fundamentals of polymer combustion and flame-retardant mechanisms;
  • Smoke, toxicity, and environmental impact.

Prof. Dr. Haibo Zhao
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • flame retardants
  • flame retardancy
  • fire resistance
  • fire safety
  • bio-based flame retardants
  • flame-retardant coatings
  • hybrid materials
  • polymer composites
  • multi-functionality
  • fire behaviors
  • smoke suppression
  • toxicity reduction
  • flame-retardant mechanisms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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