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Does ammonia act as a flame retardant?

Kishore, K and Mohandas, K (1983) Does ammonia act as a flame retardant? In: Journal of Fire Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 155-157.

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No change was found in the burning rate of polystyrene (I) [9003-53-6] in the presence of $NH_3$. $NH_3$ is typically released from such flame retardants as ammonium phosphates and halides. In the experiments,$NH_3$ was added both to the oxidant side and to the fuel side of the flame.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Fire Sciences
Publisher: Sage Publications
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Sage Publications
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13640

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