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Hybrid wood materials with improved fire retardance by bio-inspired mineralisation on the nano- and submicron level

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Abstract

Inspired by natural matrix-mediated biomineralisation, we present an artificial calcification approach for wood, which predominately targets the hardly accessible nanoporous cell wall structure rather than the micron-sized void system of the cell lumina. CaCO3 can be deposited with this method deep inside the wood structure. Mineralisation of the wood cell wall architecture with CaCO3 offers a green alternative to conventional fire-retardant systems.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid wood materials with improved fire retardance by bio-inspired mineralisation on the nano- and submicron level

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The article was received on 25 Sep 2014, accepted on 19 Dec 2014 and first published on 13 Jan 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01862A
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Green Chem., 2015,17, 1423-1428
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    Hybrid wood materials with improved fire retardance by bio-inspired mineralisation on the nano- and submicron level

    V. Merk, M. Chanana, T. Keplinger, S. Gaan and I. Burgert, Green Chem., 2015, 17, 1423
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01862A

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