Accession Number : AD0712272

Title :   ENZYMIC ATTACK ON WOOD FIBERS,

Corporate Author : SVENSKA TRAFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET STOCKHOLM

Personal Author(s) : Eriksson,Karl-Erik ; Hollmark,Bernt H. ; Pettersson,Agneta

Report Date : 14 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The enzymic hydrolysis of sulfite fibers has been studied under the microscope. A substantial loss of material was observed with a fiber that had not been dried, whereas moderate hydrolysis occurred to a fiber dried at room temperature, and almost no attack to a fiber that had been dried at 120C for three hours. The hydrolysis started in the vicinity of damaged parts of the fiber and spread into the fiber wall. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WOOD, *DEGRADATION), (*ENZYMES, CELLULOSE), (*CELLULOSE, *DECOMPOSITION), (*PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS, WOOD), HYDROLYSIS, SWEDEN

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE