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Title: Surface Modification of Wood by Alkoxysilane Sol-Gel Deposition to Create Anti-mold and Anti-fungal Characteristics

Source: Silanes and Other Coupling Agents, Vol. 5; pp. 135-147; 2009

Author(s)Tshabalala, Mandla A.; Yang, Vina; Libert, Ryan

Publication Year: 2009  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-1A  FPL-4723-4

Abstract: Hybrid inorganic/organic thin films deposited on wood substrates have been shown to lower the rate of moisture sorption of the wood. Deposition of such thin films can be accomplished by sol-gel deposition or by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. This paper describes in situ sol-gel deposition of hybrid inorganic/organic thin films on wood substrates using methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMOS) as precursor and trifluoroacetic acid as catalyst. MTMOS has desirable performance characteristics such as substrate penetration and water repellence.

Keywords: Wood surfaces, deterioration, coatings, thin films, moisture, water repellents, wood moisture, surface chemistry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, wood-decaying fungi, biodegradation, molds, fungi, fungicides, Aspergillus niger, Penicillium chrysogenum, alkoxysilanes, sol-gel deposition, moisture content, methyltrimethoxysilane, trifluoroacetic acid, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, Trametes versicolor, Gloeophyllum trabeum, resistance to decay, decay fungi, wood decay, durability, Trichoderma viride

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 440 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/23/2010

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RITS Product ID: 31152
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Tshabalala, Mandla A.
Research Chemist

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