in: Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences, Prof.Dr. Eva Hey Hawkins,Prof.Dr. Muruil Hissler, Editor, Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin GmbH , Berlin, pp.197-241, 2019
Inorganic polymers are fascinating groups of macromolecules, these polymers are referred to as a macromolecule whose chains are composed of at least one inorganic element such as silicon, phosphorus, boron, germanium, phosphorous, oxygen, sulphur, nitrogen, selenium atoms and so on. There are many examples of inorganic polymers such as polysiloxanes, polyphosphazenes, polysilanes and carborane-containing polymers. The primary feature of these polymers is high-temperature stability as well as flame retardancy in comparison with an organic polymer, which enables it to be applied in form of flame retardant materials in a variety of high-performance application, and also these polymers can be applied as precursors of ceramics. In this chapter, diverse features inorganic polymers and their flame retardant properties, as well as applications, are briefly reviewed.