Nanomaterials and Chemical Modifications for Enhanced Key Wood Properties: A Review
AbstractThis work briefly reviews the research milestones in the area of wood chemical modification, focusing on acetylated and furfurylated wood which have been scaled up, and exploits the solutions that nanotechnology can offer to wood protection as an alternative green innovative approach in improving key wood properties, namely the dimensional stability when subjected to a fluctuating moisture content and a susceptibility to biodegradability by microorganisms. Recently, nanomaterials were found to be able applicable in wood science. The target is to improve some special physicochemical characteristics of wood in order to resist extreme conditions (climate, bacteria, etc.), giving an enhanced potentiality. It is well-established that the wood cell wall shows a porosity of molecular scale dimensions; this is caused by the partial filling of spaces between the microfibrils of the cellulose mainly by polyoses and lignin. The small-sized nanoparticles can deeply and effectively penetrate into the wood, altering its surface chemistry, improving its properties, and therefore, resulting in a hyper-performance product. View Full-Text
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Papadopoulos, A.N.; Bikiaris, D.N.; Mitropoulos, A.C.; Kyzas, G.Z. Nanomaterials and Chemical Modifications for Enhanced Key Wood Properties: A Review. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 607.
Papadopoulos AN, Bikiaris DN, Mitropoulos AC, Kyzas GZ. Nanomaterials and Chemical Modifications for Enhanced Key Wood Properties: A Review. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(4):607.Chicago/Turabian Style
Papadopoulos, Antonios N.; Bikiaris, Dimitrios N.; Mitropoulos, Athanasios C.; Kyzas, George Z. 2019. "Nanomaterials and Chemical Modifications for Enhanced Key Wood Properties: A Review." Nanomaterials 9, no. 4: 607.
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