View More View Less
  • 1 Central Michigan University Center for Applications in Polymer Science Mt. Pleasant USA MI 48859-0001 Mt. Pleasant USA MI 48859-0001
Restricted access


For many applications poly(styrene) must be treated to reduce its flammability. This is usually done by incorporating a flame retardant additive, usually an organohalogen compound, into the formulation as the polymer is being processed. A potentially very efficient way of introducing flame retardance would be to incorporate a suitable structural unit directly into the polymer. This can be done by using 2,4,4,5,5-pentaphenyl-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane as an initiator for styrene polymerization. The strained carbon–carbon bond of the phospholane undergoes homolysis at moderate temperatures to generate a diradical which initiates polymerization. The resulting polymer contains an O–P–O unit in the mainchain. Thermogravimetry indicates that the thermal stability of the polymer is quite comparable to that of poly(styrene) generated by conventional methods.

Manuscript Submission: HERE

  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.731
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.415
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 87
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.471
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.634
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 78
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

For subscription options, please visit the website of Springer.

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
per Year
per Year
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)