Accession Number : AD0784554

Title :   The Characterization of Wood-preserving Creosote by Physical and Chemical Methods of Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,


Personal Author(s) : Nestler,F. H. Max

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Numerous papers provide a comprehensive review of coaltar creosote as a wood-preservative: History, chemical composition, physical characteristics, toxicity, volatility, and marine use. The objective of this review is the collation of published data to the extent that these might be utilized either immediately to chemically characterize creosote(s) or to direct an experimental research program-toward this objective. The data are correlated with the various analytical methods used. Two categories of information include (1) lists of specific compounds identified as present and (2) fractions of creosote, any one of which may contain similar compounds.

Descriptors :   *Creosote, Gas chromatography, Distillation, Coal tar, Chemical composition, Preservatives, Wood, Aromatic compounds, Chromatographic analysis

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE