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Flame-Retardant Materials: Intumescent All-Polymer Multilayer Nanocoating Capable of Extinguishing Flame on Fabric (Adv. Mater. 34/2011)
Cotton fabric is the most used natural textile, but it is highly flammable. By treating fabric with intumescent nanocoatings, composed of nitrogen-rich and phosphorous-rich polymers and prepared via layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly, the cotton fabric can be rendered anti-flammable. In some cases, no ignition occurs, as reported by Jaime C. Grunlan and co-workers on page 3926. The cover photograph is a dramatization created by Texas A&M Engineering graphic designer Charlie Apel.