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Title: Comparative study of fungal deterioration in Liquidambar orientalis mill heartwood extractives

Source: In: Proceedings, 19th international symposium on wood, fibre, and pulping chemistry. Porto Seguro, BA, Brazil. 4 p.

Author(s)Moore, Roderquita K; Mann, Doreen; Yilgor, Nural

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-3B

Abstract: A comparative study was done on Liquidambar Orientalis Mill heartwood extractive samples. These extractives were collected from wood decay specimens. The objective of the study was to determine the chemical composition of the extractives remaining after exposure to brown rot fungi Tyromyces Palustris and white rot fungi Trametes Vericolor. All samples were extracted according to TAPPI Standard T-204. Samples were put through two different solvent systems and characterized by analytical techniques for any changes in chemical and morphological properties. The extracted chemicals collected were control 13%, T. versicolor 18% and T. palustris 69%. The polar composition remains higher than the nonpolar composition as is usually observed in hardwoods.

Keywords: Extractives; deterioration; wood fungi; polar; nonpolar; GC-MS

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 275 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/05/2017

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RITS Product ID: 88110
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Moore, Roderquita
Research Chemist

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