Silylation of wood for potential protection against biodegradation. An ATR-FTIR, ESCA and contact angle study

Ildikó Mohammed-Ziegler, György Marosi, Szabolcs Matkó, Zoltán Hórvölgyi, András Tóth

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Abstract

Surfaces of three European (English oak, ash and Scots pine) and three tropical (teak, cloves and neem) wood species were silylated with chlorotrimethylsilane, octadecyltrichlorosilane, trimethylsilyl N,N-dimethylcarbamate and an alkoxysilane-terminated surfactant introducing diethoxy-silyl groups onto the surface structure. For the study of surface composition, ATR-FTIR and ESCA measurements were performed. The hydrophobicity of the surfaces was studied by contact angle determinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-795
Number of pages6
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Volume14
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

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Keywords

  • ATR-FTIR
  • Contact angle
  • ESCA/XPS
  • Silylation
  • Wood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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