Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 433–440 | Cite as

Attempts to understand the nature of phenolic and etherified components of wood lignin

  • H. -T. Chen
  • M. Funaoka
  • Y. -Z. Lai


Periodate oxidation, because of its high selectivity in degrading phenolic nuclei, has been combined with nitrobenzene oxidation and phenyl nucleus exchange techniques to investigate the nature of wood lignin in situ. For both softwood and hardwood, the phenolic and etherified components of wood lignin have been shown to differ significantly in chemical composition, and the etherified lignin structure appears to be substantially more condensed.


Oxidation Lignin Phenyl High Selectivity Nitrobenzene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. -T. Chen
    • 2
  • M. Funaoka
    • 3
  • Y. -Z. Lai
    • 1
  1. 1.Empire State Paper Research Institute State University of New YorkCollege of Environmental Science and Forestry SyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Department of ForestryChinese Cultural UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Faculty of BioresourcesMie UniversityJapan

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