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Title: Brushite mineralised Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) sapwood: revealing mineral crystallization within a wood matrix by in situ XRD
Author: Garskaite, Edita
Balciunas, Giedrius
Drienovsky, Marian
Sokol, Denis
Sandberg, Dick
Bastos, Alexandre C.
Salak, Andrei N.
Keywords: Brushite
Scots pine
in situ XRD
Issue Date: 16-Feb-2023
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Abstract: Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (CaHPO4$2H2O, DCPD, brushite) crystals were synthesised within Scots pine sapwood via a wet-chemistry route from aqueous solutions of Ca(CH3COO)2 and NH4H2PO4 salts. SEM/EDS analysis was used to assess the saturation of the wood cell lumina and cell wall as well as morphological features and elemental composition of the co-precipitated mineral. Brushite mineral crystallization and crystallite growth within the wood matrix was studied by in situ XRD. The chemical composition of the mineral before and after the dissolution was evaluated using FTIR spectroscopy. The overall impact of brushite on the thermal behaviour of wood was studied by TGA/DSC and TGA/DTA/MS analysis under oxidative and pyrolytic conditions. Bending and compression strength perpendicular and parallel to the fibre directions as well as bending strengths in longitudinal and transverse directions of the mineralised wood were also evaluated. Results indicate the viability of the wet-chemistry processing route for wood reinforcement with crystalline calcium phosphate (CaP)-based minerals, and imply a potential in producing hybrid bio-based materials that could be attractive in the construction sector as an environmentally friendly building material.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1039/D3RA00305A
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