Supercritical Fluid Methods and Protocols

Volume 13 of the series Methods In Biotechnology™ pp 227-233

The Deposition of a Biocide in Wood-Based Material

  • Jeffrey J. MorrellAffiliated withDepartment of Forest Products, Oregon State University
  • , Keith L. LevienAffiliated withDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University

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Wood is a unique combination of the biological polymers cellulose, lignin, and hemicellulose. In living trees, wood serves a structural function supporting the foliage in its never-ending struggle to collect sunlight for photosynthesis. The properties of wood that make it so useful to the living tree also have many applications for man.