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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",
"author": [
{
"family": "Peeters, Kelly"
},
{
"family": "Larn\u00f8y, Erik"
},
{
"family": "Kutnar, Andreja"
},
{
"family": "Hill, Callum A.S."
}
],
"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>",
"title": "An examination of the potential for the use of the Maillard reaction to modify wood",
"type": "article-journal",
"id": "1248948"
}
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