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By Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Higuchi (auth.)

Progress in wooden chemistry has been similar often to chemical wooden pulping and bleaching and chemical usage of wooden and wooden extractives. Meth­ ods of wooden research have been built by way of Schorger (proximate research in 1917) and Dore (summative research in 1919), and traditional equipment in keeping with Schorger's process, e.g., TAPPI criteria (Technical organization of the Pulp and Paper Industry), were widespread for chemical research of woods in lots of international locations. hence it truly is usually identified that wooden consists of approximately 50% cellulose, 20-35% of lignin, 15-25% of hemicelluloses, and variable quantities of extractives. Chemical characterization and effective usage of those wooden elements were studied in laboratories of wooden chemistry and expertise in universities and govt associations. within the final decade, biochemistry and molecular biology of microorganisms, animals, and vegetation have tremendously stepped forward. whilst wooden has been famous as a special renewable ecomaterial produced via timber utilizing solar power. moreover, many fascinating homes of wooden and wooden elements as biomaterial that is affecting body structure and psychology in people have lately attracted attention.

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