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Recrystallization behavior of cellulose and lignocellulose from Pinus massoniana

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In an X-ray diffraction investigation, the recrystallization behavior of ball-milled Chinese southern pine wood was found to differ from that of cellulose. The crystallinity of lignocellulose milled for a very long time and recrystallized by wetting in water did not decrease with increasing milling time as was the case with milled cellulose. In addition, it appeared that the presence of lignin tended to restrict the amorphous cellulose produced by milling from recrystallizing into Cellulose II, whereas it had no influence on the recrystallization into Cellulose I. These results were discussed in the context of the mechanism of the conversion of Cellulose I to Cellulose II.

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Liang, X.-., Gu, L.-. & Ding, E.-. Recrystallization behavior of cellulose and lignocellulose from Pinus massoniana . Wood Sci.Technol. 27, 461–467 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00193869

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Keywords

  • Cellulose
  • Lignin
  • Recrystallization
  • Material Processing
  • Mill Time