Bio-based Flame-Retardant Technology for Polymeric Materials

Bio-based Flame-Retardant Technology for Polymeric Materials

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Yuan Hu, Hafezeh Nabipour, Xin Wang
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907712

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Bio-Based Flame Retardants for Polymeric Materials provides a comprehensive overview of flame retardants derived directly and indirectly from plant sources, drawing on cutting-edge research and covering preparation methods, testing and evaluation techniques, enhanced properties, and end applications. Chapters introduce bio-based materials in the context of additives for flame retardancy, explaining fundamentals and testing methods and analyzing synthetic approaches and the potential advantages of pursuing a bio-based approach. This is followed by detailed coverage of bio-based retardants, with each chapter covering a specific source and guiding the reader systematically through preparation techniques, evaluation methods, properties and applications. Throughout the book, the latest progress in the field is critically reviewed, and there is a continual emphasis on novel approaches to achieve enhanced properties and performant materials. This is an essential guide for all those with an interest in innovative, sustainable flame retardant additives for polymeric materials, including researchers, scientists, advanced students, and more.

Key Features

  • Explains innovative techniques for the preparation of bio-based flame retardant mechanisms, analyzing properties, performance and applications
  • Offers in-depth coverage of a range of sources, including cellulose, lignin, cardanol, chitosan, eugenol, vanillin, furan, alginate and vegetable oils
  • Presents the latest advances in the field, serving as a novel resource to advanced students, researchers and R&D professionals in academia and industry


Researchers, scientists, and advanced students in flame retardants, bio-based materials, polymer science, composites, and engineering. Engineers, R&D, and other professionals in fire safety engineering, or working on advanced, sustainable materials for flame retardant applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Bio-Based Materials for Flame Retardancy
    2. Synthetic Approaches to Bio-Based Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials
    3. Fire Testing Methods of Bio-Based Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials
    4. Cellulose- Based Flame Retardant for Polymeric Materials
    5. Lignin and Its Derivatives: Potential Feedstock for Renewable Flame Retardant Polymers
    6. Cardanol- Based Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials
    7. Chitosan- Based Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials and Their Applications
    8. Development of Novel Flame Retardant Polymers Based on Eugenol
    9. Flame Retardants from Starch: Phosphorus Derivatives of Isosorbide
    10. Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials from Renewable Vanillin
    11. Furan-Based Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials
    12. Advances in Alginate-Based Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials
    13. Phenolic-based Phosphorus Flame Retardants for Polymeric Materials
    14. Recent advances in the development and application of P- and N-modified starch derivatives as novel biobased flame retardants from renewable resources
    15. Development of Natural Fiber Reinforced Flame Retardant Polymer Composites
    16. Vegetable Oils-based Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials
    17. Preparation, Flame Retardancy and Mechanism of Natural Fiber/Polymer Composites
    18. Perspective and Challenges in Using Bio-Based Flame Retardant

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907712

About the Editors

Yuan Hu

Yuan Hu is the Director of the Institute of Fire Safety Materials of USTC. He obtained his PhD from USTC in 1997. Prof. Hu has done research on fire safety materials for more than 30 years. His main research areas include polymer/inorganic compound nanocomposites, new flame retardants and their flame retardant polymers, synthesis and properties of inorganic nanomaterials, combustion, and decomposition mechanism of polymers. Prof. Hu has published more than 600 SCI papers (citations 20000, H index = 91) in research areas covering the range of fire safety of materials. Moreover, more than 40 invention patents have been authorized. He was also awarded the 2nd Prize of the National Natural Science Award by Chinese Government (2017).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Institute of Fire Safety Materials, State Key lab of Fire Science (SKLFS), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China

Hafezeh Nabipour

Hafezeh Nabipour is currently working as an associate professor at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She received her PhD degree from the Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University (Iran, 2015). She worked at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University and the University of Tehran for three years. From 2018, she moved to the USTC as a visiting scholar and a post-doctoral researcher working with Prof. Yuan Hu. She has authored more than 50 ISI-indexed articles in peer-reviewed international journals. She was also awarded the National Natural Science Foundation of China for the research fund for international young researchers, the Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) and the President Award of Iran National Science Foundation. Her research interests focus on the design of novel bio-based flame retardants and bio-nanocomposite with high performance.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate professor, State Key lab of Fire Science (SKLFS), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China

Xin Wang

Xin Wang is employed as an associate professor by the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He completed his PhD in Safety Science and Engineering from the USTC in 2013. His research interests focus on synthesis and application of bio-based flame retardants and preparation of layered nanomaterials and their use in flame retardant polymer nanocomposites. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 SCI-indexed papers in peer-reviewed international journals (citations 7080, H index = 51), 5 book chapters and 1 monograph in this field. He was also awarded the 2nd Prize of the National Natural Science Award, awarded by Chinese Government (2017).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, State Key lab of Fire Science (SKLFS), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China

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