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Transmission electron microscopical localization of salt preservative components in wood cell walls

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The study is concerned with the possibility of demonstrating in the transmission electron microscope components such as copper, chromium and arsenic of preservative salts in the wood cell walls using secondary reactions with chemicals. Among the 18 substances tested only 9 showed a substantial positive effect, which was established on the basis of the electron contrast or depositions obtained within the various wall layers. It is suggested that copper is adsorbed onto the matrix substances of the wood cell wall rather than on cellulose.

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This investigation is part of the doctoral thesis of G.A. Peters

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Peters, G.A., Parameswaran, N. Transmission electron microscopical localization of salt preservative components in wood cell walls. Wood Sci.Technol. 14, 81–88 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00584037

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Keywords

  • Copper
  • Electron Microscope
  • Cellulose
  • Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Cell Wall