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dc.contributor.author Sithole, Bruce
dc.contributor.author Lapierre, L
dc.contributor.author Watanabe, C
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-12T12:45:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-12T12:45:44Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03
dc.identifier.citation Sithole, B, Lapierre, L and Watanabe C. 2013. A study of polymerization of aspen (Populus) wood lipophilic extractives by SEC and Py-GC/MS. Appita Journal, vol. 66(1), pp 59-65 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1038-6807
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6785
dc.description Copyright: 2013. Appita. This is the definitive version of the work. en_US
dc.description.abstract Studies have been conducted on the formation of polymerised wood resin in model compounds and in lipophilic extracts of aspen. Our studies indicate that polymerization of wood resin components occurs during seasoning of aspen wood. The polymerization probably occurs via oxidation of fatty acids, especially the unsaturated ones, and glyceride components. It results in formation of products that are difficult to dissolve in normal solvents, depending on the extent of the polymerization. Also, the polymerization seems to result in the formation of sterols, compounds that are typically associated with “aspen wax”. This implies that the seasoning practices used in aspen mills can result in the formation of polymerized wood resin that will be difficult to remove if present in pulp and paper products. On the other hand, these problems may be minor compared to using unseasoned wood. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Appita en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow Request;10651
dc.subject Aspen en_US
dc.subject Lipophilic extracts en_US
dc.subject Polymerization en_US
dc.subject Size exclusion chromatography en_US
dc.subject Py-GC/MS en_US
dc.subject Wood resin en_US
dc.subject Pyrolysis en_US
dc.title A study of polymerization of aspen (Populus) wood lipophilic extractives by SEC and Py-GC/MS en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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