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Linhu Ding, Xiaoshuai Han, Lian Chen, Shaohua Jiang. Preparation and properties of hydrophobic and transparent wood[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts, 2022, 7(4): 295-305. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2022.02.001
Citation: Linhu Ding, Xiaoshuai Han, Lian Chen, Shaohua Jiang. Preparation and properties of hydrophobic and transparent wood[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts, 2022, 7(4): 295-305. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2022.02.001

Preparation and properties of hydrophobic and transparent wood

doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2022.02.001
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail address: hxs141424@163.com (X. Han); E-mail address: shaohua.jiang@njfu.edu.cn (S. Jiang)
  • Received Date: 2021-11-15
  • Accepted Date: 2022-02-26
  • Rev Recd Date: 2022-02-19
  • Available Online: 2022-07-20
  • Publish Date: 2022-11-01
  • Natural wood (NW) was treated with sodium chlorite to obtain delignified wood (DW) in this study, then epoxy was impregnated to get transparent wood (TW), and finally the TW was coated with perfluorodecyltriethoxysilane (FAS) to acquire hydrophobic and transparent wood (HTW). The hydroxyl group generated by the hydrolysis of the FAS and the hydroxyl group of the epoxy underwent a dehydration condensation reaction to generate a Si–O–C bond, while the FAS molecules were also dehydrated and condensed to form a Si–O–Si bond according to Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Therefore, the mechanical property and thermal stability of the HTW were better than the TW based on their tensile tests and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Due to the large reduction of hydroxyl in epoxy, the hydrophobicity of the HTW was greatly improved compared with the TW, and their contact angles were 113° and 77°, respectively. The results of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that epoxy was filled in the voids of wood. In addition, the coating of the FAS did not obviously reduce the transmittance, and the transmittance of the TW and HTW was 69% and 67% at 750 nm. All in all, the HTW has potential for application in transparent decoration.


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