|About this Abstract
||2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Late News Poster Session
||L-65: Microstructural Characterization of Malachite Green Particles in Treated Wood
||Mohamad Zbib, Temitope Aminu, David Bahr
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
A variety of different processes exist which are capable of incorporating malachite (a copper carbonate) green particles in wood to serve as preservatives; but they use a variety of pressure and temperature regimes which may alter the structure and location of the copper-containing compounds in wood. Electron microscopy identified particulate features and chemical species in the wood samples consistent with malachite. However, X-ray diffraction suggests an absence of a crystalline malachite structure upon infiltration in the wood during processing. This suggests that, based on the fabrication process, wood structure may alter formation pathways of malachite in such a manner as to modulate its crystal structure or long-range order.