Thermal decomposition and combustion of phosphorus-metal-containing cellulose materials

Research paper by M. A. Seredina, M. A. Tyuganova

Indexed on: 01 Sep '96Published on: 01 Sep '96Published in: Fibre Chemistry


Fire-retardant systems (FRS) consisting of a phosphorus-containing combustion retardant and metal (copper, chromium, cobalt, and nickel) salts which ensure elevated fireproofing indexes and resistance of cellulose cloth and cloth made of a mixture of cellulose and polyester fibre to wet treatments were proposed. It was shown that phosphorus-metal-containing FRS change the direction of reactions in thermolysis of cellulose material both in the condensed and in the gas phase of combustion, significantly decreasing the toxicity of the volatile products of thermolysis.