Wood deformation leads to rearrangement of molecules at the nanoscale

M. Felhofer, P. Bock, A. Singh, B. Prats Mateu, R. Zirbs, N. Gierlinger, Nano Letters 20 (2020) 2647–2653.

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Wood, as the most abundant carbon dioxide storing bioresource, is currently driven beyond its traditional use through creative innovations and nanotechnology. For many properties the micro- and nanostructure plays a crucial role and one key challenge is control and detection of chemical and physical processes in the confined microstructure and nanopores of the wooden cell wall. In this study, correlative Raman and atomic force microscopy show high potential for tracking in situ molecular rearrangement of wood polymers during compression. More water molecules (interpreted as wider cellulose microfibril distances) and disentangling of hemicellulose chains are detected in the opened cell wall regions, whereas an increase of lignin is revealed in the compressed areas. These results support a new more “loose” cell wall model based on flexible lignin nanodomains and advance our knowledge of the molecular reorganization during deformation of wood for optimized processing and utilization.
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2020-04-08
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Nano letters
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20
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4
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2647-2653
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Felhofer M, Bock P, Singh A, Prats Mateu B, Zirbs R, Gierlinger N. Wood deformation leads to rearrangement of molecules at the nanoscale. Nano letters. 2020;20(4):2647-2653. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00205
Felhofer, M., Bock, P., Singh, A., Prats Mateu, B., Zirbs, R., & Gierlinger, N. (2020). Wood deformation leads to rearrangement of molecules at the nanoscale. Nano Letters, 20(4), 2647–2653. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00205
Felhofer, Martin, Peter Bock, Adya Singh, Batirtze Prats Mateu, Ronald Zirbs, and Notburga Gierlinger. “Wood Deformation Leads to Rearrangement of Molecules at the Nanoscale.” Nano Letters 20, no. 4 (2020): 2647–53. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00205.
M. Felhofer, P. Bock, A. Singh, B. Prats Mateu, R. Zirbs, and N. Gierlinger, “Wood deformation leads to rearrangement of molecules at the nanoscale,” Nano letters, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 2647–2653, 2020.
Felhofer M, Bock P, Singh A, Prats Mateu B, Zirbs R, Gierlinger N. 2020. Wood deformation leads to rearrangement of molecules at the nanoscale. Nano letters. 20(4), 2647–2653.
Felhofer, Martin, et al. “Wood Deformation Leads to Rearrangement of Molecules at the Nanoscale.” Nano Letters, vol. 20, no. 4, ACS, 2020, pp. 2647–53, doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00205.
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