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Gerhard Fritz-Popovski, Daniel Van Opdenbosch, Cordt Zollfrank, Barbara Aichmayer and Oskar Paris Development of the Fibrillar and Microfibrillar Structure During Biomimetic Mineralization of Wood Advanced Functional Materials 23

Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201675

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Wood that has been impregnated with tetraethyl-orthosilicate can be transformed into a material with cellulose microfibrils embedded into a silica matrix by heating to 200–300 °C. Increasing the temperature leads to helical, parallel nanopores templated by the cellulose in the remaining silica.

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