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    Author(s): Mandla A. Tshabalala
    Date: 2005
    Source: Surface life prediction : challenging the status quo. Bluebell, PA : Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology, 2005: pages 385-391.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Wood specimens were coated with sol-gel deposits of aluminum isopropoxide, titanium isopropoxide, or zirconium propoxide in the presence of methytrimethoxysilane. Both zirconium propoxide and titanium isopropoxide sol-gel deposits reduced water sorption, whereas aluminum isopropoxide sol-gel deposit increased water sorption, compared with uncoated wood specimens. There differences may be ascribed to differences in the distribution a/ the sol-gel deposits within the surface wood cell walls.

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    Tshabalala, Mandla A. 2005. Sol-Gel deposition of inorganic alkoxides on wood surfaces to enhance their durability under exposure to sunlight and moisture. Surface life prediction : challenging the status quo. Bluebell, PA : Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology, 2005: pages 385-391.

    Keywords

    Aluminum, titanium, zirconium, accelerated testing, accelerated life testing, weathering, wood surfaces, deterioration, coatings, water repellents, loblolly pine, sol-gel deposition, alkoxysilanes

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