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Title: Dimensional stabilization of wood

Source: Journal of Physical and Colloid Chemistry. 31(3): 493-505.

Author(s): Stamm, Alfred J.; Tarkow, Harold

Publication Year: 1947  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: All known processes for stabilizing the dimensions of wood involve either (a) coatings which block the entrance and exit of water but do not change the hygroscopicity of the wood, (b) bulking agents which tend to keep wood in a swollen state, or (c) chemical agents which react with the hydroxyl groups of the cellulose, lignin, or both and replace them with less polar groups, thus reducing the hygroscopicity of the wood.

Keywords: Stabilization; wood; dimensional

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 2,048 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/15/2019
RITS Product ID: 93550

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