Nanocomposites Based on Acrylic Copolymer, Iron Lignosulfonate and ZnO Nanoparticles Used as Wood Preservatives
The paper presents research concerning the synthesis and characterization of some new nanocomposite used as wood coating nanomaterials, consisting of a hybrid of organic (functionalized acrylic copolymers with iron lignosulfonate) and inorganic nanomaterials (ZnO nanoparticles obtained by sol-gel process). The presence of acrylic copolymers in water emulsion (based on monomers ethyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, acrylonitrile and the lignin derivative iron lignosulfonate) and ZnO nanoparticles enables the formation of a crosslinked nanometric network of inorganic and organic domains, emphasized by AFM analysis. The interphase characterization of the nanostructured materials synthesized was performed using FT-IR analysis. Considering the biocide activity for the acrylic copolymers, the lignin derivative iron lignosulfonate and ZnO nanoparticles, the obtained nanocomposites were biologically investigated and proposed as wood preservation agents.
L. Dumitrescu et al., "Nanocomposites Based on Acrylic Copolymer, Iron Lignosulfonate and ZnO Nanoparticles Used as Wood Preservatives", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 151, pp. 139-144, 2009