Graft copolymerization modification of silk fabric with an organophosphorus flame retardant

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  • Guan Jinping,

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    1. College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, No. 178, East Gan Jiang Road 215006, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China
    • College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, No. 178, East Gan Jiang Road 215006, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China
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  • Chen Guoqiang

    1. College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, No. 178, East Gan Jiang Road 215006, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

This paper mainly deals with flame retardance of a silk fabric treated with a vinyl phosphate dimethyl 2-(methacryloyloxyethyl) phosphate (DMMEP) onto silk fabric by a graft copolymerization technique. This paper also explores the relationship between limiting oxygen index (LOI) and weight gain of DMMEP treated silk fabric. The paper also investigates the whiteness, handle, tensile strength and laundering durability of treated silk fabric. Microscale combustion calorimetry (MCC) is applied to test the heat release rate of silk fabric. Thermal gravimetric analysis (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) are carried out to investigate the thermal decomposition behavior of DMMEP treated silk fabric. The kinetic parameters, activation energy and pre-exponential factor are determined using the Kissenger method. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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