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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CHEMICAL MODIFICATIONS OF COTTON TEXTILES Title: Synthesis of Novel Flame Retardant Organophosphorus Compounds for the Application to Cotton Textile

Authors
item Yoshioka-Tarver, Megumi
item Easson, Michael
item Condon, Brian

Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 21, 2010
Publication Date: May 26, 2010
Citation: Yoshioka-Tarver, M., Easson, M.W., Condon, B.D. 2010. Synthesis of Novel Flame Retardant Organophosphorus Compounds for the Application to Cotton Textile. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Talk presented on 8/26/2011.

Technical Abstract: Flame retardancy of textiles is an important property in apparel, bedding, curtains, and other household items. Chemical treatment is one method to increase flame retardancy of textile such as cotton, linenes, and silks. Halogenated compounds (containing chlorine or bromine atoms) have been shown to be good flame retardants, however, non-halogenated chemical finishing is more environmentally desireble. Previous research shows phosphorus containing flame retardants can be as effective as halogenated flame retardants especially when they contain nitrogen atoms. In this presentation, we present the synthesis of new flame retardant nitrogen-containing organophosphorus compounds and the results of flammability tests for the treated cotton textile. The organophosphorus compounds also have the potential to be cross-linked to the textiles.

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