Making wood durable through acylation using a masked-ketene approach

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Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Architecture, bois et génie civil
  • Pôle de recherche Matériaux et la technologie du bois
  • Responsable du projet Reto Frei
  • Direction du projet Reto Frei

Contexte initial

The goal of this feasability study is to develop improved wood-acetylation methods based on novel acetylation reagents. Current state-of-the-art approaches to achieve wood-acylation use acetic anhydride, a reagent which concurrently produces acetic acid. The removal of this side-product is extremely costly and imperative. The herein proposed acetylation reagents are designed to minimize and/or eliminate the production of the acetic acid side-product.