Table 2 Summary of mechanical properties of the IL-fused sawdust sheets

From: Manufacture of all-wood sawdust-based particle board using ionic liquid-facilitated fusion process

  Sawdust: ionic liquid weight ratio
1:0.5 1:1 1:1.5 1:2 1:3 1:3 (extruded strand)
Tensile strength (conditioned, MPa) 0.6 ± 0.3 1.8 ± 0.4 5.4 ± 1.1 4.8 ± 1.4 10.4 ± 4.3 21.4 ± 1.2
Young's modulus (conditioned, MPa) 201 ± 26 412 ± 71 748 ± 68 1161 ± 118 807 ± 178 n.a
Strain at break (conditioned, %) 1.1 ± 0.3 0.8 ± 0.1 1.2 ± 0.2 0.8 ± 0.1 2.4 ± 1.1 15.9 ± 3.4
Wet strength (MPa) 0.3 ± 0.2 0.7 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.1 2.2 ± 0.3 2.4 ± 0.4 4 ± 0.1
Wet Young's modulus (MPa) 58 ± 18 76 ± 10 36 ± 9 39 ± 4 24 ± 4 n.a
Wet strain at break (%) 2.8 ± 1.3 2.5 ± 0.2 6.1 ± 0.8 19.3 ± 3.6 63.6 ± 14.4 16.3 ± 1.0