Structural changes of lignin - polysaccharide complex during photodegradation of Populus grandis

Bozena Kosikova, Laszlo Tolvaj

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The poplar wood (Populus grandis) subjected to irradiation by UV-light for 50 h was investigated in respect to composition as well as extractability in neutral, acid and alkaline media. The obtained results are discussed in regard to changes of solubility of lignin wood component due to irradiation. The structural characteristics of the photodegraded wood sample obtained by chemical analysis and FTIR spectroscopy were compared to those of non-irradiated wood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalDrevarsky Vyskum/Wood Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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