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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Kolby Hirth
Kolby Hirth

Kolby Hirth

Analytical Chemistry and Microscopy Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States

Phone: 608-231-9541

Below are the 25 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2020
Title: Highly bleachable wood fibers containing less condensed lignin from acid hydrotropic fractionation (AHF)
Source: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 8(24): 9046-9057.
Author(s) Ma, Qingzhi ; Hirth, Kolby ; Zhai, Huamin ; Zhu, J.Y.
Year: 2020   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Maleic acid as a dicarboxylic acid hydrotrope for sustainable fractionation of wood at atmospheric pressure and ≤100 °C: mode and utility of lignin esterification
Source: Green Chemistry. 22(5): 1605-1617.
Author(s) Cai, Cheng ; Hirth, Kolby ; Gleisner, Rolland ; Lou, Hongming ; Qiu, Xueqing ; Zhu, J. Y.
Year: 2020   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2019
Title: Dissolution of less-processed wood fibers without bleaching in an ionic liquid: effect of lignin condensation on wood component dissolution
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 134: 740-748.
Author(s) Wang, Huihui ; Hirth, Kolby ; Zhu, Junjun ; Ma, Qianli ; Liu, Chuanfu ; Zhu, J.Y.
Year: 2019   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Laboratory immersion method for accelerated prediction of preservative leaching from pressure-treated wood exposed to precipitation
Source: Wood and Fiber Science. 51(1): 74-87.
Author(s) Lebow, S ; Lebow, P ; Hirth, K C.
Year: 2019   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Preserving both lignin and cellulose chemical structures: flow-through acid hydrotropic fractionation at atmospheric pressure for complete wood valorization
Source: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 7(12): 10808-10820.
Author(s) Wang, Zhaojiang ; Qiu, Shi ; Hirth, Kolby ; Cheng, Jinlan ; Wen, Jialong ; Li, Ning ; Fang, Yunming ; Pan, Xuejun ; Zhu, J.Y.
Year: 2019   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Toward sustainable and complete wood valorization by fractionating lignin with low condensation using an acid hydrotrope at low temperatures (≤80 °C)
Source: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 58(17): 7063-7073.
Author(s) Cheng, Jinlan ; Hirth, Kolby ; Ma, Qianli ; Zhu, Junjun ; Wang, Zhaojiang ; Zhu, J. Y.
Year: 2019   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2018
Title: Production of high lignin-containing and lignin-free cellulose nanocrystals from wood
Source: Cellulose. 25(10): 5791-5805.
Author(s) Agarwal, Umesh P.; Ralph, Sally A.; Reiner, Richard S.; Hunt, Christopher G.; Baez, Carlos ; Ibach, Rebecca ; Hirth, Kolby C.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Waste to Wisdom: Utilizing forest residues for the production of bioenergy and biobased products
Source: Final Report: Biomass Research and Development Initiative Program Award Number DE-EE0006297. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy. 65 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Rick ; Berry, Michael ; Bilek, E. M. (Ted); Bowers, Tait ; Eastin, Ivan ; Ganguly, Indroneil ; Han, Han-Sup ; Hirth, Kolby ; Jacobson, Arne ; Karp, Steve ; Oneil, Elaine ; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Pierobon, Francesca ; Puettmann, Maureen ; Rawlings, Craig ; Rosenbaum, Sevda Alanya; Sahoo, Kamalakanta ; Sasatani, Daisuke ; Sessions, John ; Sifford, Cody ; Waddell, Tom
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2017
Title: Chemical modification of nanocellulose with canola oil fatty acid methyl ester
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers. 169(2017): 108-116
Author(s) Wei, Liqing; Agarwal, Umesh P.; Hirth, Kolby C.; Matuana, Laurent M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Stark, Nicole M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Exploring the hypothesis that limiting diffusion of fungal oxidants underlies decay resistance in acetylated wood
Source: In: Proceedings, COST action FP1407 - 3rd conference, Wood modification research and applications. Kuchl, Austria: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences: 37-39.
Author(s) Hunt, Christopher G.; Lacher, Steven; Hirth, Kolby; Lorenz, Linda; Hammel, Kenneth E.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Preparation and characterization of the nanocomposites from chemically modified nanocellulose and poly(lactic acid)
Source: Journal of Renewable Materials. 5(5): 410-422.
Author(s) Wei, Liqing; Luo, Shupin; McDonald, Armando G.; Agarwal, Umesh P.; Hirth, Kolby C.; Matuana, Laurent M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Stark, Nicole M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Technical Note: Comparison of accelerated methods for evaluating leaching from preservative-treated wood
Source: Wood and Fiber Science. 49(1):93-104
Author(s) Lebow, Stan T.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Hirth, Kolby C.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
Title: Synchrotron-based X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy in Conjunction with Nanoindentation to Study Molecular-Scale Interactions of Phenol–Formaldehyde in Wood Cell Walls
Source: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Author(s) Jakes, Joseph E.; Hunt, Christopher G.; Yelle, Daniel J.; Lorenz, Linda; Hirth, Kolby; Gleber, Sophie-Charlotte; Vogt, Stefan; Grigsby, Warren; Frihart, Charles R.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Tailoring the yield and characteristics of wood cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) using concentrated acid hydrolysis
Source: Cellulose
Author(s) Chen, Liheng; Wang, Qianqian; Hirth, Kolby; Baez, Carlos; Agarwal, Umesh P.; Zhu, J. Y.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
Title: Hydrogen peroxide and caustic soda: Dancing with a dragon while bleaching
Source: Tappi Journal, Volume 12, Number 7, July 2013; pp. 59-65.
Author(s) Hart, Peter W.; Houtman, Carl; Hirth, Kolby
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
Title: Two-Dimensional NMR Evidence for Cleavage of Lignin and Xylan Substituents in Wheat Straw Through Hydrothermal Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis
Source: Bioenerg. Res
Author(s) Yelle, Daniel J.; Kaparaju, Prasad; Hunt, Christopher G.; Hirth, Kolby; Kim, Hoon; Ralph, John; Felby, Claus
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
Title: Effects of silane on the properties of wood-plastic composites with polyethylene-polypropylene blends as matrices
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 119, 1398-1409 (2011)
Author(s) Clemons, Craig M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Kaland, Michael L.; Hirth, Kolby C.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The effects of different silane crosslinking approaches on composites of polyethylene blends and wood flour
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 120, 2292-2303 (2011)
Author(s) Clemons, Craig M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Hirth, Kolby C.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
Title: Polyoxometalates in Oxidative Delignification of Chemical Pulps: Effect on Lignin
Source: Materials 2010, 3, 1888-1903; 2010
Author(s) Bujanovic, Biljana; Ralph, Sally; Reiner, Richard; Hirth, Kolby; Atalla, Rajai
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
Title: Chlorination of lignin by ubiquitous fungi has a likely role in global organochlorine production
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 104, no. 10 (Mar. 6, 2007): Pages 3895-3900
Author(s) Ortiz-Bermudez, Patricia; Hirth, Kolby C.; Srebotnik, Ewald; Hammel, Kenneth E.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Source: In: Proceedings of the 14th international symposium on wood fibre and pulping chemistry. 2007 June 25-28. Durban, South Africa. Kloof, South Africa: TAPPSA: 9 p. 2007
Author(s) Bujanovic, Biljana; Hirth, Kolby C.; Ralph, Sally A.; Reiner, Richard S.; Atalla, Rajai H.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
Title: Raman spectra of lignin model compounds
Source: Proceedings of the 59th APPITA Annual Conference and Exhibition incorporating the 13th ISWFPC (International Symposium on Wood, Fibre, and Pulping Chemistry), held in Auckland, New Zealand (May 16-19, 2005). Carlton, Victoria, Australia]: APPITA, c2005. P
Author(s) Agarwal, Umesh P.; Reiner, Richard S.; Pandey, Ashok K.; Ralph, Sally A.; Hirth, Kolby C.; Atalla, Rajai H.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Studies of lignin transformation in polyoxometalate (POM) bleaching of kraft pulp
Source: Proceedings of the 59th APPITA annual conference and exhibition incorporating the 13th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry, 2005, May 16-19, Auckland, NZ. Auckland, NZ : Appita, 2005: pages 49-56
Author(s) Bujanovic, Biljana; Reiner, Richard S.; Hirth, Kolby C.; Ralph, Sally A.; Atalla, Rajai H.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2003
Title: Characterization and reactions of a Salix extractive with a unique ring system
Source: 12th ISWPC International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry : Madison, Wisconsin, June 9-12, 2003, proceedings. Volume III, Poster presentations. [Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin--Madison, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, 2003]: Pages 1
Author(s) Landucci, Lawrence; Ralph, Sally; Hirth, Kolby
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2002
Title: Accelerated cure of phenol-formaldehyde resins : studies with model compounds
Source: Journal of applied polymer science. Vol. 86 (2002): Pages 3256-3263
Author(s) Conner, Anthony H.; Lorenz, Linda F.; Hirth, Kolby C.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2019
A method was developed to estimate biocide leaching from preservative-treated wood used above aquatic habitat. USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 1324
Method for Estimating Wood Preservative Leaching

Pressure-treated wood is widely used for construction projects in sensitive environments. This research project developed a method to estimate biocide leaching from pressure-treated wood exposed to precipitation. ...

Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 160
Improved Composites from Wood Flour and Mixed Plastics

In a cooperative project with Louisiana State University, Forest Products Laboratory researchers have used crosslinking technologies, commonly used in the cable coating industry, to optimize the performance of composites of mixed plastics and wood fl ...