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Yu, L., Meng, J., Tang, Z., Zhu, L., Zhu, J., and Ma, X. (2017). "Investigation of the dimensional stability of ACQ-treated southern pine when supplemented with wax and different types of nano-SiO2," BioRes. 12(4), 8672-8682.

Abstract

Southern pine (Pinus spp.) wood cubes were treated with amine copper quaternary (ACQ) solutions supplemented with wax and different types of nano-SiO2 particles. The effects of various types of nano-SiO2 on the dimensional stability of ACQ-treated wood were investigated, including water absorption, swelling, and shrinkage. The results showed that nano-SiO2/wax treatments improved the hydrophobicity of the ACQ-treated wood; various types of nano-SiO2 particles had different effects on the water absorption by the wood. The best water absorption resistance was observed with the ACQ-treated wood modified with nano-SiO2 that had a specific surface area of 380 m2/g. However, the nano-SiO2/wax treatment had a negligible effect on the swelling and shrinkage resistance of the ACQ-treated wood; various types of nano-SiO2 did not affect the swelling and shrinkage of the wood.


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