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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.

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-1B  FPL-4712-2B

Abstract: The mechanisms by which chemical modifications, specifically acetylation, improve the decay resistance of wood are a topic of active research. In the early stages of decay, fungi secrete lowmolecular- weight oxidants or oxidant precursors. These oxidants diffuse through the wet wood cell wall and oxidize cell wall polymers, which enable the decay process to proceed. One hypothesis states that acetylation stops decay by dramatically inhibiting the diffusion of these oxidants through the cell wall (Zeiinka et. al. 2016). Data showing a drastic difference in Fe uptake from solution between control and acetylated wood appear to support this (Hoseinipour and Mai 2016).

Keywords: Decay resistance; diffusion; free volume; acetylated wood

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 2,048 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/06/2017

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RITS Product ID: 88535
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Hammel, Kenneth E.
Research Chemist
Hunt, Christopher G.
Research Chemist

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