Chemical Changes in 15 Year-old Cultivated Acacia Hybrid Oil-Heat Treated “at 180, 220 and 220°C�

Izyan Khalid, and Razak Wahab, and Mahmud Sudin, and Othman Sulaiman, and Affendy Hassan, and Roziela Hanim Alamjuri, and Andy Russel Mojiol, (2010) Chemical Changes in 15 Year-old Cultivated Acacia Hybrid Oil-Heat Treated “at 180, 220 and 220°C�. International Journal of Chemistry, 2 (1). pp. 97-107. ISSN 1916-9701


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The chemical constituents of oil-heat treated cultivated 15 years-old Acacia hybrid were investigated. The logs of A. hybrid were harvested and cut at bottom, middle and top portions and oil-heat treated using organic palm oil at temperatures of 180, 200 and 220°C for the time 30, 60 and 90 minutes. The wood samples were dried and grinded into sawdust, and air-dried again prior to the chemical analysis. Untreated samples were used as controls. The results on the analysis of the chemical contents in the oil-treated A. hybrid shows some changes occurred when treated from 180 to 220°C. The variation occurred in the chemical contents for both the sapwood and heartwood. The holocellulose contents decreased from 47.1 to 37.7% for the sapwood and 48.9 to 38.1% for heartwood. The hemicellulose content's increases from 24.4 to 25.4% in the sapwood and 24.5 to 25.9% for the heartwood. Lignin contents increased 20.8 to 24.0% for the sapwood and 22.4 to 24.9% in the heartwood for treatment temperature from 180 to 220°C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultivated acacia hybrid, Oil-heat treatment Process, Wood and chemical changes
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of International Tropical Forestry
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 07:30
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 06:28

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