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Wood and Cellulosic Chemistry

Edited By: David N-S Hon and Nobuo Shiraishi
928 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Wood and Cellulosic Chemistry
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  • Wood and Cellulosic Chemistry ISBN: 9780824700249 Edition: 2 Hardback Dec 2000 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Revised and expanded for the second edition, this text details the principal concepts and developments in wood science, chemistry and technology. It includes new chapters on the chemical synthesis of cellulose and its technology, preservation of wood resources and the conservation of waterlogged wood.

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Ultrastructure and formation of wood cell wall; chemical composition and distribution; structure of cellulose - recent developments in its characterization; chemistry of lignin; chemistry of cell wall polysaccharides; chemistry of extractives;chemistry of bark; chemical characterization of wood and its components; colour and discoloration; chemical degradation; weathering and photochemistry of wood; microbial, enzymatic and biomimetric degradation of lignin in relation to bioremediation;chemical modification of wood; chemical modification of cellulose; chemical synthesis of cellulose; wood plasticization; wood-polymer composites; adhesion and adhesives; pressure-sensitive adhesives and forest products; wood-inorganic composites asprepared by the sol-gel process; preservation of wood; conservation of waterlogged wood; biodegradable plastics from lignocellulosics; recycling of wood and fibre products; pulping chemistry.

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Edited By: David N-S Hon and Nobuo Shiraishi
928 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
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