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Biocatalytic Synthesis of Highly Flame Retardant Inorganic–Organic Hybrid Polymers


  • We thank the INSET, CAM and US Army Natick Research Center for financial support.


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A novel biocatalytic approach has been developed for the synthesis of highly flame-retardant, inorganic–organic polymers based on siloxanes (see Figure). The approach is simple, biochemically mild, and requires minimal separation and purification protocols. All synthesized polymers showed good flame-retardant properties.

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