Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 957–967 | Cite as

Effect of oxidising and reducing agents on the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from strands made of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.)

  • Edmone RoffaelEmail author
  • Thomas Schneider
  • Brigitte Dix


Study of the influence of treating pine wood strands with hydrogen peroxide as an oxidising agent and sodium sulphite as a reducing agent on the emission of volatile organic compounds revealed that hydrogen peroxide increases the emission of aliphatic aldehydes (e.g. hexanal) and reduces the emission of monoterpene compounds (like α-pinene). Sodium sulphite as a reducing agent decimated the emission of monoterpene compounds without noticeably affecting the emission of volatile aldehydes.


VOCs Monoterpene Hydrogen Peroxide Solution Oriented Strand Board Total Volatile Organic Compound 
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This research work was supported by the German Ministry of Economy and Technology “Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi)” via the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen (AiF)” and the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Holzforschung (DGfH)” (AiF No. 13800). The authors gratefully acknowledge the help and the financial support. The first author dedicates this work to Prof. Dr. Peter Niemz on the occasion of his 65th birthday.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmone Roffael
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Schneider
    • 2
  • Brigitte Dix
    • 3
  1. 1.Georg-August-University GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Wood Biotechnology and Technical Mycology, Büsgen-InstituteGeorg-August-University GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut (WKI)BraunschweigGermany

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