High-performance flame retardant (FR) nano-coatings have been attractive in fire safety and prevention fields. Unfortunately, most existing FR coatings can hardly meet the increasingly rigorous requirements of real application. In this project, we will design and prepare a series of bio-inspired nano-coatings by introducing functional molecules to decorate two dimensional nanomaterials e.g., graphene oxide and MXene sheets. Based on effective modification and rational optimization, the high performance hybrid networks with excellent mechanical and flame retardant properties as well as high thermal stability are expected to obtain. More importantly, by fully exploring and utilizing the other functions of hybrid network, these hybrid networks can also possess sensitive flame or high-temperature alarm function. This project will offer a new understanding to design and develop high performance FR nanocoatings for fire protection and warning.
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