Wood and Cellulosic Chemistry (second edition)

Edited by David N-S Hon and Nobuo Shiraishi 
CRC Press  2000  

Hardback  936 pages, illustrated  ISBN 9780824700249      £200.00
This book details the principal concepts and latest developments in wood science, chemistry, and technology. It includes new chapters on the chemical synthesis of cellulose and related technology, preservation of wood resources and the conservation of waterlogged wood as well as considering the potential for creating biodegradable polymers from lignocellulosics.

  • Ultrastructure and formation of wood cell wall;
  • chemical composition and distribution;
  • structure of cellulose - recent developments in its characterization;
  • chemistry of lignin; chemistry of cell wall polysaccharides;
  • chemistry of extractives;
  • chemistry of bark;
  • chemical characterization of wood and its components;
  • colour and discoloration; chemical degradation;
  • weathering and photochemistry of wood;
  • microbial, enzymatic and biomimetric degradation of lignin in relation to bioremediation;
  • chemical modification of wood;
  • chemical modification of cellulose;
  • chemical synthesis of cellulose;
  • wood plasticization;
  • wood-polymer composites;
  • adhesion and adhesives;
  • pressure-sensitive adhesives and forest products;
  • wood-inorganic composites as prepared by the sol-gel process;
  • preservation of wood; conservation of waterlogged wood;
  • biodegradable plastics from lignocellulosics;
  • recycling of wood and fibre products;
  • pulping chemistry
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