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Volume 60, Issue 3 (May 2006)


Chemical reaction of alkoxysilane molecules in wood modified with silanol groups

Philippe Tingaut
  • Laboratoire de Chimie des Substances Végétales, Université Bordeaux 1, Talence, France
/ Oliver Weigenand
  • Institute of Wood Biology and Wood Technology, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
/ Carsten Mai
  • Institute of Wood Biology and Wood Technology, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
/ Holger Militz
  • Institute of Wood Biology and Wood Technology, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
/ Gilles Sèbe
  • Laboratoire de Chimie des Substances Végétales, Université Bordeaux 1, Talence, France
Published Online: 2006-05-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2006.044


Chemical reaction between silanol-modified wood and methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) was carried out using two different approaches with dibutyltin dilaurate (DBTDL) or ethylamine (EtNH2) as catalysts. Modifications were characterised by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, as well as solid-state 13C and 29Si cross-polarisation with magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (CP-MAS NMR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray (SEM-EDX) analysis. Silanol-modified wood was obtained by carbamoylation reaction with 3-isocyanatopropyltriethoxysilane (IPTES) and subsequent hydrolysis of the triethoxysilane end groups. 29Si CP-MAS NMR spectroscopy indicated that SiOH groups existed mostly in the form of mono- and di-condensed structures in wood, whatever the level of modification (low or high). The attachment of methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) molecules to silanol sites was apparently achieved when ethylamine was used as a catalyst. The reacted MTMS remaining in wood was found to exist mostly in the form of polysiloxane polymers (or oligomers), as shown by 29Si CP-MAS NMR results. Reactions performed with unmodified wood were much less effective, thereby demonstrating the importance of the IPTES pre-treatment.

Keywords: alkoxysilanes; 13C and 29Si CP-MAS NMR; chemical modification; FTIR spectroscopy; SEM-EDX analysis; silanol groups; wood

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Corresponding author. Laboratoire de Chimie des Substances Végétales, Université Bordeaux 1, 351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence, France

Received: October 28, 2005

Accepted: February 23, 2006

Published Online: 2006-05-03

Published in Print: 2006-05-01

Citation Information: Holzforschung, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2006.044.

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