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Sectioning Refractory Woods for Anatomical Studies.Author(s): B. F. Kukachka
Source: (Research note FPL ; 0236):9 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionDescribes a new technique for softening wood, using a 4 percent solution of ethylenediamine; a shortcut method for removing silica and crystalline materials with hydrofluoric acid; a method for rapidly neutralizing wood blocks which have been treated with hydrofluoric acid; and a method for maintaining the flatness of sections through staining, dehydration, and clearing. Methods described are applicable to wood with a specific gravity in excess of 0.75.
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CitationKukachka, B. F. 1977. Sectioning Refractory Woods for Anatomical Studies. (Research note FPL ; 0236):9 p.
KeywordsSectionin, Silic, Hydrofluoric aci, Specific gravit, Refractory wood, Wood density, Ethylenediamin, Swelling agents
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