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Chemical microanalysis of wood tissues and fibres (Microanalysis)

Date: 1.4.1998-31.3.2001
Code: 27803
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Chemical Engineering (KTF), Laboratory of Forest Products Chemistry
Address: Porthansgatan 3, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 229
Fax +358-2-254 868
E-mail bjarne.holmbom@abo.fi
Project leader: TkD Bjarne Holmbom, professor (1.4.1998-31.3.2001)
Researchers: DI Stefan Willför (1.4.1998-31.3.2001)
TkD Frederique Bertaud (1.1.1999-31.10.1999)
Type of research: 1 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 20 %
- applied research 20 %
- developmental work 60 %
Finnish funding organizations: Finland Akademi, Helsingfors (Metsäalan tutkimusohjelma) FIM 753000
Man months: 12 months in 1998; Totally: 36 months
Keywords: fibrer, trä, kuidut, puu, trä, vedfibrer, kemisk analys, mikroskopi, hemicellulosa, pektin, extraktivämnen, metaller, karboxylgrupper, metodutveckling, wood, wood fibres, chemical analysis, microscopy, hemicelluloses, pectins, extractives, metals, carboxyl groups, method development,

The aim is to develop new methods for chemical analysis of wood tissues and wood fibres at a microscopical scale.Methods already available i our laboratory will be tested and evaluated/refined for analysis of different tissues in domestic wood species.New methods for microanalysis will be developed.Different methods for chemical microscopy, especially SEM-EDXA and CLSM, and specific methods for metal and fluorescent labelling will be tested.We will also try to get access to a ToF-SIMS instrument [not yet available in Finland].


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