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Effects of hydrothermal processing on the cellulosic fraction of Eucalyptus globulus wood

  • Carlos Vila , José Luis Francisco , Valentin Santos and Juan Carlos Parajó EMAIL logo
From the journal Holzforschung

Abstract

The effects of hydrothermal treatments of Eucalyptus globulus wood have been evaluated in terms of the solid yield and the composition of the treated wood. The contents of cellulose, xylan, and Klason lignin in treated solids were determined and interpreted by means of kinetic models. Particular attention was paid to the degree of polymerization (DP) lowering of cellulose caused by hydrothermal treatments, which was assessed by measurements of intrinsic viscosity.


Corresponding author. Chemical Engineering Department, Polytechnical Building, Campus Ourense, University of Vigo. 32004, Ourense, Spain

Received: 2012-3-19
Accepted: 2012-6-12
Published Online: 2012-07-18
Published in Print: 2013-01-01

©2013 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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