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Title: Effect of formaldehyde treatments on the dimensional stabilization of wood

Source: Journal of FPRS. 33-37.

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

Publication Year: 1953  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The action of formaldehyde on wood under different conditions is present ed. Formaldehyde vapor in the presence of a strong mineral-acid catalyst is shown to stabilize the dimensions of wood to a high degree through an acetal cross-linking reaction. The wood, however, is embrittled to such an extent by the required acid that dimensional stabilization by this means does not appear com- mercially practical. The findings show, however , that the principle of dimensional stabilization by cross linking is sound. Other cross linking agents that react under less drastic conditions will have to be sought.

Keywords: Formaldehyde treatments; dimensional stability

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/15/2019
RITS Product ID: 93552

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