Wood Chemistry, Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition, examines the basic principles of wood chemistry and its potential applications to pulping and papermaking, wood and wood waste utilization, pulping by-products for production of chemicals and energy, and biomass conversion.
For teachers and students of wood chemistry, biochemists studying the growth of trees, and chemists using wood for the production of fibers, chemicals, or energy, discusses the structure of wood, the chemistry of carbohydrates in general, and topics specific to wood, such as wood polysaccharides, lignin, bark, pulp and pulping, cellulose derivatives, and wood-based chemicals and pulping by-products. First published in English in 1981; translated from the Finnish. Includes an extensive bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)