Today’s cyclodextrin:
Organophosphates are widely used flame retardants (FR) in everyday applications, and their leaching over time is a gaining concern. In this research, 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide was chosen as a representative organophosphate FR to examine inclusion complex formation with γ-CD to enhance char formation as well as prevent the unnecessary release of toxic FR chemicals.

Yaewon ParkDebjyoti Banerjee, Soo Ah JinEricka Ford et al.

Organophosphate-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex for Flame Retardancy in Doped Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Melt-Spun Fibers | Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (