Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 45–70 | Cite as

Recent progress in the chemistry of wood hemicelluloses

  • T. E. Timell
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Summary

Following a brief review of the general chemical composition of wood, the present status of the chemistry of the wood hemicelluloses is summarized, with special emphasis on recent contributions. The distribution of the hemicelluloses in the various wood tissues and wood cells and over the cell wall of tracheids and fibers is discussed in somewhat more detail. In conclusion, problems still to be solved in the chemistry of wood hemicelluloses are mentioned, and an attempt is made to predict future developments in this field.

Keywords

Cell Wall Hemicellulose General Chemical Future Development Present Status 

Zusammenfassung

Anschließend an eine kurze Übersicht über die gesamte chemische Zusammensetzung des Holzes folgt eine Zusammenfassung über den Stand der Chemie der Hemicellulosen des Holzes, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung neuer Veröffentlichungen. Die Verteilung von Hemicellulosen in den verschiedenen Holzgeweben, in den Holzzellen und über die Zellwände von Tracheiden und Fasern wird eingehend erörtert. Abschließend werden die noch ungelösten Fragen in der Chemie der Hemicellulosen behandelt und der Versuch gemacht, die künftige Entwicklung auf diesem Gebiet darzustellen.

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  • T. E. Timell
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  1. 1.Department of Forest ChemistryState University College of Foresty at Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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