(34c) Acetylation of Wood - New Tricks for 100 Year Old Technology | AIChE

(34c) Acetylation of Wood - New Tricks for 100 Year Old Technology



The acetylation of cellulose was first practiced in the early 1900s.  Application of the reaction is more complex in a solid, heterogeneous natural composite such as wood.  The acetylation of southern yellow pine (SYP) imparts improved properties that are of significance in the building & construction area.  This paper will provide background on how the process enhances and alters certain properties.

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