CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF WOOD: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

The properties of and reaction conditions for the chemical modification of wood as a method for decay prevention are reviewed. Treatments for wood with such chemicals as anhydrides, isocyanates, formaldehyde, dimethyl sulfate, alkyl chlorides, Beta-propiolactone, acrylonitrile, and epoxides are discussed. Requirements for chemicals to be considered for the chemical modification of wood are given. Data are tabulated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Meeting held in San Francisco, Calif., Apr. 28-30, 1975. See RRIS 02 132939, bulletin 7602.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Wood Preservers' Association

    1625 Eye Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Rowell, R M
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00132940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM