Combustion products of organic materials

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Journal titleFire Fighting in Canada
Pages610; # of pages: 5
Subjectcombustibility; organic materials; chemical elements; chemical products; toxicity; Combustion
AbstractKnowledge of the chemical composition and structure of organic materials indicates which toxic gases are likely to be formed and which will not be formed when these materials are involved in fire. Most combustible materials contain carbon, and therefore produce carbon monoxide (CO). Materials that contain nitrogen such as wool and nylon will produce hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and those that contain chlorine such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will produce hydrogen chloride (HC1).
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number11467
NPARC number20375852
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Record identifier3be08a6a-3456-490a-9002-d3a94662d1a6
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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