Materials Science

Boehmite Nanofiber-Reinforced Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Macroporous Monoliths for Heat/Flame Protection

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By distributing boehmite nanofibers (BNFs) to a resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) skeletal phase formed by phase separation in an aqueous sol, composite macroporous monoliths have been produced. The nanofiber reinforced monoliths have a skeleton in which BNF is arranged in parallel within the RF structure, and showed high Young's modulus against uniaxial compression for their bulk density. These materials can be expected to be applied to heat/flame protection materials using heat insulating properties and high flame resistance.

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