Fire Testing Station

Selected Publications

"Intercalation Compounds and Clay Nanocomposites" Wilkie, C. A.; Morgan, A. B. in 2nd Edition of Hybrid Materials, Kickelbick, G.; Ed. In Review.

"Flame Retardants: Overview" Morgan, A. B.; Worku, A. Z. Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, In Review.

"Apparatus for the Vertical Orientation Cone Calorimeter Testing of Flexible Polyurethane Foams" Galaska, M. L.; Morgan, A. B.; Schenck, K. A.; Stalter, J. G. Fire Mater. In Press.

"Emissions From Flame Retarded and Non-Flame Retarded Circuit Board Laminates" Morgan, A. B; Kahandawala, M; Gullet, B.; Tabor, D. Fire and Materials 2015 Proceedings 2015, Interscience Communications Ltd., Feb 2-Feb 4 2015.

"Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Handbook" Morgan, A. B.; Wilkie, C. A. Eds. ISBN 978-1-118-68624-9, Scrivener Publishing LLC, Hoboken, NJ, 2014.

Rectenwald, M. F.; Gaffen, J. R.; Rheingold, A. L.; Morgan, A. B.; Protasiewicz, J. D. "Phosphoryl-Rich Flame retardant ions (FRIONs): Toward Safer Lithium-Ion Batteries" Angewandte Chemie 2014, 53, 4173-4176.

Morgan, A. B.; Toubia, E. "Cone Calorimeter and Room Corner Fire Testing of Balsa Wood Core / Phenolic Composites Skin Sandwich Panels" J. Fire Sci. 2014, 32, 327 – 344. DOI: 10.1177/0734904113514944

Benin, V., Gardelle, S., Morgan, A. B.  "Heat release of polyurethanes containing potential flame retardants based on boron and phosphorus chemistries," Polymer Degradation and Stability 2014, 106, 108 – 121.

Morgan, A. B. “Future Trends in PINFA Flame Retardants” in “Innovative and Sustainable Flame Retardants in Building and Construction” Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association Informational Guide, October 2013.

Morgan, A. B. “Flame Retardant Design for the Future” Materials China 2013, 32, 129-136.

Morgan, A. B. “Current Trends in Flame Retardants for Thermoplastics – Part III.”

Kuttler, A.; Durganala, S.; Fratini, A.; Morgan, A. B.Benin, V.  "Structure, Theoretical Studies, and Coupling Reactions of Some New Cyclic Boronic Esters," Heteroatom Chem.  2013, 24(5), 361 - 371.

Morgan, A. B. “Current Trends in Flame Retardants for Thermoplastics – Part II.”

Laufer, G.; Kirkland, C.; Morgan, A. B.; Grunlan, J. "Exceptionally flame retardant sulfur-based multilayer nanocoating for polyurethane prepared from aqueous polyelectrolyte solutions" ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2, 361-365.

Morgan, A. B. “Current Trends in Flame Retardants for Thermoplastics – Part I” Published online 02/25/13.

"Why Flame Retardants Are Used: Insight from a Flame Retardant Chemist” Morgan, A. B. Fire Safety Science News – March 2013, Newsletter No 34.

Diallo, A-O.; Morgan, A. B.; Len, C.; Marlair, G. "An innovative experimental approach aiming to understand and quantify the actual fire hazards of ionic liquids” Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 699-710. DOI:10.1039/C2EE23926D

Felix, T.; Junior, O. P. P.; Peres, A.; Sayer, C.; Morgan, A. B.; Araújo, P. H. H. “Comparison of Bismuth Trioxide and Antimony Trioxide as Synergists with Decabromodiphenyl Ether in Flame Retardancy of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS),” J. Fire Sci. 2013, 30, 566-574.

Morgan, A. B. "Flame retardant textile reinforced composites” Chapter 23 in Handbook of Fire Resistant Textiles Ed. Kilinc, F. S. Woodhead Publishing, Philadelphia, PA 2013, ISBN 978-0-85709-123-9, pp 623-647.

Ivan, N.; Benin, V.Morgan, A. B. “Preparation of Phosphonoterphthalic Acids via Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Aromatic Iodoesters” Synthetic Communications 2013, 43, 1831-1836.

Nakamura, R.; Netravali, A. N.; Morgan, A. B.; Nyden, M. R.; Gilman, J. W. "Effect of Halloysite Nanotubes on Mechanical Properties and Flammability of Soy Protein based Green Composites" Fire and Materials 2013, 37, 75-90.

Morgan, A. B.; Gilman, J. W. "An Overview of Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials: Application, Technology and Future Direction" Fire and Materials 2013, 37, 259-279.

Laufer, G.; Kirkland, C.; Morgan, A. B.; Grunlan, J. C. "Intumescent Mulitlayer Nanocoating, Made with Renewable Polyelectrolytes, for Flame-Retardant Cotton" Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 2843-2848.

"Fire and Polymers VI: New Advances in Flame Retardant Chemistry and Science” ACS Symposium Series # 1118, Morgan, A. B.; Wilkie, C. A.; Nelson, G. L. Eds. ISBN13: 9780841227804. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1118

Morgan, A. B. “Milligram Scale Flammability Testing of Flame Retardant Polyurethane Foams: Development of Screening Criteria and Technique Limitations” ACS Symposium Series “Fire and Polymers VI: New Advances in Flame Retardant Chemistry and Science” Eds. Morgan, A. B.; Wilkie, C. A. Nelson, G. L. Chapter 28, pp 445-458. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1118.ch028

Morgan, A. B. "Cone calorimeter and Pyrolysis Combustion Flow Calorimeter Testing of Polyurethane Foams – A Call for Collaboration to Establish a Predictive Model” 2012 BCC Proceedings, May 21-23, 2012 – Stamford, CT.

Diallo, A. O.; Len, C.; Morgan, A. B.; Marlair, G. "Revisiting Phys.-Chem. Related Safety Issues of Ionic Liquids” Journal of Separation and Purification Technology 2012, 97, 228-234.

Benin, V.; Durganala, S.; Morgan, A. B. "Synthesis and Flame Retardant Testing of New Boronated and Phosphonated Aromatic Compounds" J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 1180-1190.

Li, Y-C.; Mannen, S.; Yang, Y-H.; Morgan, A. B.; Grunlan, J. C. “Anti-Flammable Intumescent Nanocoatings on Fabric” Advanced Materials 2011, 23, 3926-3931.

Simmons, S.; Fratini, A.; Benin, V.  "A Sodium Salt of the Dimer of Boronoterephthalic Acid Anhydride."  Acta. Cryst. C.  2011, C67, m123 - m125.

Durganala, S.; Morgan, A. B.; Benin, V. “Reactive Flame Retardants For Polyurethanes: Current Technology and New Directions” Fire and Materials 2011 Proceedings 2011, Interscience Communications Ltd., Jan 31-Feb 2 2010.

Morgan, A. B.; Putthanarat, S. "Use of Inorganic Materials to Enhance Thermal Stability and Flammability Behavior of a Polyimide" Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2011, 96, 23-32.

Polymeric Matrix Composites, Pochiraju, K.; Tandon, G.; Schoeppner, G. Eds. Springer Science, NY, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4419-9307-6.

Morgan, A. B. "The Use of Additives, Nanocomposites, and Barrier Coatings to Enhance Polymer Composite Durability," Chapter in Long Term Durability of Polymeric Matrix Composites, Pochiraju, K.; Tandon, G.; Schoeppner, G. Eds. Springer Science, NY, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4419-9307-6.

Morgan, A. B.; Liu, W. "Flammability of Thermoplastic Carbon Nanofiber Nanocomposites" Fire Mater. 2011, 35, 43-60.

Morgan, A. B. “Pyrolysis Combustion Flow Calorimetry: A Tool for Flame Retardant Development and Fundamental Combustion Science” Interflamm 2010 Proceedings 2010, Interscience Communications Ltd., July 5-7 2010. ISBN 978-0-9556548-7-9, pp. 269-280.

Fire Retardancy of Polymeric Materials, 2nd Edition. Eds. Wilkie, C. A.; Morgan A. B. 2010, Taylor and Francis. Boca Raton, FL ISBN 978-1-4200-8399-6.