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Flame-retardant thermoplastics derived from plant cell wall polymers by single ionic liquid substitution

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Abstract

Three components of plant cell walls—cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin—were converted into flame-retardant thermoplastics by adducting only a single ionic liquid species via covalent bonds. They showed thermoplasticity and formed thin films by hot pressing. They also showed flame retardancy and self-extinguished the fire during burning. The properties of the samples depend on the cation species of ionic liquids adducted and thus are controllable. In the present study, more than 66% of the hydroxyl groups present on the polymers were maintained after derivatisation; they thus have the potential for further functionalisation for moulding, practical use and so on, in addition to flame retardancy and thermoplasticity.

Graphical abstract: Flame-retardant thermoplastics derived from plant cell wall polymers by single ionic liquid substitution

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The article was received on 21 Sep 2018, accepted on 20 Dec 2018 and first published on 20 Dec 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ04797A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2019, Advance Article
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    Flame-retardant thermoplastics derived from plant cell wall polymers by single ionic liquid substitution

    R. Nishita, K. Kuroda, S. Ota, T. Endo, S. Suzuki, K. Ninomiya and K. Takahashi, New J. Chem., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ04797A

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