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A study of early colour change due to simulated accelerated sunlight exposure in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Journal Article
Kint, D. P., Hill, C. A., Sharratt, V., Hill, C. A. S., & Kint, D. (2009)
A study of early colour change due to simulated accelerated sunlight exposure in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). Polymer Degradation and Stability, 94(9), 1589-1594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2009.04.010
A detailed study of early colour change in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) due to accelerated simulated sunlight exposure was undertaken focusing on the 1st 24 hours of change. ...

Why does acetylation protect wood from microbiological attack?

Journal Article
Hill, C. A. S. (2009)
Why does acetylation protect wood from microbiological attack?. Wood Material Science and Engineering, 4(1-2), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/17480270903249409
Three main mechanisms have been postulated for explaining why acetylation provides protection from wood against fungal decay, which can be divided into biochemical (substrate ...

The water vapor sorption behavior of natural fibers

Journal Article
Hill, C. A. S., Norton, A., & Newman, G. (2009)
The water vapor sorption behavior of natural fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112(3), 1524-1537. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.29725
The water vapor sorption behavior of a range of natural fibers (jute, flax, coir, cotton, hemp, Sitka spruce) has been studied. The data was analyzed using the Hailwood Horrob...

Decay resistance of acetylated and hexanoylated hardwood and softwood species exposed to Coniophora puteana

Journal Article
Hill, C. A. S., Curling, S., Kwon, J., & Marty, V. (2009)
Decay resistance of acetylated and hexanoylated hardwood and softwood species exposed to Coniophora puteana. Holzforschung, 63(5), 619-625. https://doi.org/10.1515/hf.2009.124
The effect of chemical modification with acetic or hexanoic anhydride upon the decay resistance of wood was studied. Both sapwoods and heartwoods of the following trees were i...

The reduction in the fibre saturation point of wood due to chemical modification using anhydride reagents: A reappraisal.

Journal Article
Hill, C. A. S. (2008)
The reduction in the fibre saturation point of wood due to chemical modification using anhydride reagents: A reappraisal. Holzforschung, 62, 423-428. https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2008.078
The data from a previous study of the moisture adsorption of Corsican pine modified with linear chain carboxylic acid anhydrides, (acetic, propionic, butyric, valeric, hexanoi...

Moisture adsorption isotherms of Acacia Mangium and Endospermum Malaccense using dynamic vapour sorption.

Journal Article
Zaihan, J., Hill, C. A. S., Curling, S., Hashim, W. S., & Hamdan, H. (2008)
sorption. Journal of tropical forest science, 21, 277-285
Moisture adsorption isotherms of Acacia mangium and sesenduk using dynamic vapour sorption. Two Malaysian hardwoods, namely, acacia (Acacia mangium) and sesenduk (Endospermum ...

Development of a method for the production of hemicellulosic gels from Sitka Spruce.

Journal Article
Curling, S., Fowler, P. A., & Hill, C. A. S. (2007)
Development of a method for the production of hemicellulosic gels from Sitka Spruce. Carbohydrate Polymers, 69, 673-677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2007.02.003
Timber can be used as a sustainable source for process chemicals (Silvichemicals), with particular emphasis being placed on wood as source of chemical feedstocks. Bulk Silvich...

Deformation and fracture behaviour of flax fibre reinforced thermosetting polymer matrix composites.

Journal Article
Hughes, M., Carpenter, J., & Hill, C. A. S. (2007)
Deformation and fracture behaviour of flax fibre reinforced thermosetting polymer matrix composites. Journal of Materials Science, 42, 2499-2511. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-006-1027-2
The mechanical properties of unidirectional flax fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester resin composites were studied with particular emphasis on their tensile deformation beh...

An investigation of cell wall micropore blocking as a possible mechanism for the decay resistance of anhydride modified wood.

Journal Article
Hill, C. A. S., Forster, S. C., Farahani, M. R. M., Hale, M. D. C., Ormondroyd, G. A., & Williams, G. R. (2005)
An investigation of cell wall micropore blocking as a possible mechanism for the decay resistance of anhydride modified wood. International biodeterioration & biodegradation, 55, 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2004.07.003
Corsican pine (Pinus nigra) sapwood was chemically modified with acetic, or hexanoic anhydride to a variety of weight percentage gains. The cell wall microporosity of the wood...

The use of organo alkoxysilane coupling agents for wood preservation

Journal Article
Hill, C. A. S., Farahani, M. R. M., & Hale, M. D. C. (2004)
The use of organo alkoxysilane coupling agents for wood preservation. Holzforschung, 58(3), 316-325. https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2004.049
Corsican pine (Pinus nigra) sapwood was treated with methanolic solutions of two organo alkoxysilanes ([γ-(methacryloxy)propylx] trimethoxy silane (TMPS), or vinyl trimethoxy ...