Posted on 15/01/2019 in 2019
Bio-sourced FR project gets R&D grant

Iowa State University has obtained 2.5 million US$ funding from the US Department of Energy to develop a process to identify biologically-derived molecules which can lead to new flame retardant or anti-corrosion chemicals. The objective is establish a several stage process: assess scientific literature to identify which chemical structures bring flame retardant properties, model these structures, develop a library of relevant chemicals/structures, identify similar biological molecules, synthesise and test candidate chemicals. The scientists believe that this will open new possibilities, through biobased chemical structures which are not accessible via petro-chemistry.

“Researchers to Develop Renewable Flame-retardant Chemicals with Million Dollar Grant”, SpecialChem, 24 October 2018

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