publication . Article . 2020

Hydrophobization and Photo-Stabilization of Radiata Pinewood: The Effect of the Esterification on Thermal and Mechanical Properties

René Herrera Díaz; Oihana Gordobil; Pedro L. de Hoyos-Martinez; Anna Sandak; Jalel Labidi;
Open Access
  • Published: 24 Nov 2020 Journal: Forests, volume 11, page 1,243 (eissn: 1999-4907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Country: Spain
Wood protection through chemical modification has received increasing interest over the last decades due to the environmental issues related to conventional biocides or protecting products. Consequently, a wide range of new treatments are developed in laboratories, which are later scaled up in the industrial environment. The main goal of modifying wood for indoor–outdoor application is to change its hydrophilic character, which in turn improves the intrinsic properties of the material and its durability against external factors. Wood can be esterified through its hydroxyl groups to obtain a hydrophobic and photo-stable material. Chemical modifications of Pinus r...
free text keywords: Forestry, wood esterification, fatty acids, hydrophobicity, photo-stability, mechanical properties, thermal oxidation, photo‐stability, lcsh:Plant ecology, lcsh:QK900-989
Funded by
EC| InnoRenew CoE
InnoRenew CoE
Renewable materials and healthy environments research and innovation centre of excellence
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 739574
  • Funding stream: H2020 | SGA-CSA
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Rural Digital Europe
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