Fire Retardancy Behavior of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites

  • Indraneel Suhas Zope

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
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  3. Indraneel Suhas Zope
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  4. Indraneel Suhas Zope
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-165

About this book


This thesis investigates the early ignition behavior of polymer/clay nanocomposites, which are perceived as potential eco-friendly flame retardant systems. It examines the correlation between clay structural chemistry and high-temperature transformations with clay-assisted decomposition of organic macromolecules. In particular, it investigates the unique effects of metal ions like Mg2+, Al3+ and Fe3+ that are inherent in clays (smectite) on the combustion and thermo-oxidative decomposition of polyamide 6. The results indicate that metal ions present on/in montmorillonite platelets have preferential reactivity towards peroxy/alkoxy groups during polyamide 6 thermal decomposition.  Lastly, a simple solution in the form of a physical coating on clay surface is proposed, based on the role of polymer–clay interfacial interaction.


Auto-transformation Metal-ion Exchanged Clays Polyetherimide Coated Clay Polyimide Coated Clay Polyamide 6 Nanocomposites Thermo-oxidative Decomposition Clay Catalysis Organically Modified MI-clays (OMI-clays) Clay Structural Chemistry Nanocomposite Combustion Behaviour

Authors and affiliations

  • Indraneel Suhas Zope
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  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8326-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8327-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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