Title

Recent Studies on Thermal Stability and Flame Retardancy of Polystyrene-Nanocomposites

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2001

Source Publication

Fire and Polymers, Materials and Solutions for Hazard Prevention

Abstract

Nanocomposites of polystyrene with both organically-modified clays and with graphite have been prepared. For both of these materials, which will impart nanometer dimension to the polymer, the thermal stability of the polymer, as measured by thermogravimetric analysis and Cone calorimetry, is enhanced. A synergistic combination of a clay nanocomposite with resorcinol diphosphate has also been studied.

Comments

"Recent Studies on Thermal Stability and Flame Retardancy of Polystyrene-Nanocomposites" in Fire and Polymers, Materials and Solutions for Hazard Prevention. Eds. Gordon L Nelson, and C A Wilkie. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp 24-33. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2001-0797.ch003 Copyright © 2012 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.