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Volume 60 (2009), issue 1
Title:

Dimensional stability of wood modified by citric acid using different catalysts

Abstract:

Small wooden samples of fir (Abies alba Mill.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) were chemically modified by citric acid (CA) as non-formaldehyde cross-linking system reagent and cured by convection heating at three different temperature regimes. Two different CA solutions were used, one with NaH2PO2 and the other with NaH2PO4 as a catalyst. The dimensional stability of the modified wood was determined by the anti-swelling efficiency (ASE) using the water soak/oven dry method. Almost equally large improvement of dimensional stability of wood was attained using NaH2PO4 as when NaH2PO2 was applied as a catalyst.

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Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
HRCAK
ORCID
DOI
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DRVNA INDUSTRIJA Scientific Journal of Wood Technology

ISSN 0012-6772 (Print) / ISSN 1847-1153 (Online)

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska - Croatia
Tel. (+385 1) 235 24 30, E-mail: drind@sumfak.hr
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ružica Beljo-Lučić, Ph.D. E-mail: editordi@sumfak.hr