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An examination of the potential for the use of the Maillard reaction to modify wood

Peeters, Kelly; Larnøy, Erik; Kutnar, Andreja; Hill, Callum A.S.


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{
  "DOI": "10.1080/20426445.2018.1471840", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "An examination of the potential for the use of the Maillard reaction to modify wood", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2018, 
        5, 
        14
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>Finding efficient ways to decrease wood decay caused by fungi is an important issue in the timber</p>\n\n<p>construction. A possible way to avoid wood decay by fungi is by reducing the water content of</p>\n\n<p>wood, since water is a primary condition for fungal growth. Bulking of the wood cell wall by</p>\n\n<p>chemical reagents occupies the space where water normally occurs. This also improves the</p>\n\n<p>dimensional stability of the modified wood. The aim of the work was to react non-toxic</p>\n\n<p>reagents using a Maillard type of reaction in the wood cell wall. Wood was soaked in different</p>\n\n<p>aqueous solutions with a primary amine and a sugar as the main constituents. The wood was</p>\n\n<p>thereafter cured in an oven at 120&deg;C. The preliminary results showed that the use of the</p>\n\n<p>Maillard reaction for wood modification is a promising method and is worth further research.</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Peeters, Kelly"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Larn\u00f8y, Erik"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Kutnar, Andreja"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Hill, Callum A.S."
    }
  ], 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "1248948"
}
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