Thermally initiated solvent-free radical modification of beech (Fagus sylvatica) wood

Mariusz Ł. Mamiński , Magdalena Król , A. G. McDonald , D. N. McIlroy , I. B. Niraula , Joanna Czechowska , Paweł Parzuchowski


A procedure for rapidly modifying beech wood using a thermally initiated solvent-free grafting system was examined. In the modification, butyl acrylate and butyl methacrylate were used as vinyl monomers. Free radicals were generated from 2,2′-azobis(2-methylpropionitrile) or benzoyl peroxide at 103 and 180 °C by contact heating of the modified material. Chemical changes in the material were investigated by FTIR and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies. The modification resulted in decreased surface wetting of the material manifested by increased water contact angles. The hardness of the resultant material decreased, while its color changed by the effect of temperature. It was shown that the approach allowed for efficient thermal-initiated modification of wood with rapid contact heating.
Author Mariusz Ł. Mamiński - [Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego]
Mariusz Ł. Mamiński,,
, Magdalena Król - [Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego]
Magdalena Król,,
, A. G. McDonald - [University of Idaho]
A. G. McDonald,,
, D. N. McIlroy - [University of Idaho]
D. N. McIlroy,,
, I. B. Niraula - [University of Idaho]
I. B. Niraula,,
, Joanna Czechowska - [Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego]
Joanna Czechowska,,
, Paweł Parzuchowski (FC / CPCT)
Paweł Parzuchowski,,
- Chair Of Polymer Chemistry And Technology
Journal seriesWood Science and Technology: journal of the international academy of wood science, ISSN 0043-7719, [1432-5225]
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.6
ASJC Classification2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; 1110 Plant Science; 2500 General Materials Science; 1107 Forestry
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 03-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 03-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 9; WoS Citations = 8; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.73; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.873 (2) - 2013=2.051 (5)
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