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Characterization of extractives in durable and non-durable hardwoods: Black locust, Catalpa, and Honey mesquiteAuthor(s): Roderquita K. Moore; Doreen Mann; Gabriel Epstein; Phoebe Wagner; Brett Hinkforth; Jun Hyunji
Source: Proceedings, 19th international symposium on wood, fibre and pulping chemistry. Porto Seguro, BA, Brazil: August 28-September 1.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionHardwoods are a class of tree that holds multiple types of extractives, some of which have their own specialized biological activity. Characterizing these compounds in greater depth can help virologists understand how natural chemicals are able to resist infection, leading to pharmaceutical uses. Hardwoods are known to contain high concentrations of different phenolic compounds which exhibit anti-microbial properties. Liquid-liquid fractionation was used to separate extracts with the same polar characteristics in different solvents. GC/MS spectra showed Black Locust, Catalpa, & Honey Mesquite, had a number of potential biological-active phenolic compounds despite differences in durability.
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CitationMoore, Roderquita K.; Mann, Doreen; Epstein, Gabriel; Wagner, Phoebe; Hinkforth, Brett; Hyunji, Jun. 2017. Characterization of extractives in durable and non-durable hardwoods: Black locust, Catalpa, and Honey mesquite. In: Proceedings, 19th international symposium on wood, fibre and pulping chemistry. Porto Seguro, BA, Brazil: August 28-September 1. 4 pp.
KeywordsExtractives, liquid-liquid fractionation (LLF), gas chromatography / mass spectrometry (GC/MS), polar / non-polar compounds, separation
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