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Abstract

Chemical composition of selected species of exotic wood derived from the region of Africa.

Abstract

Chemical composition of selected exotic wood species derived from the area of Africa was investigated by determining the contents of: cellulose, lignin, holocellulose, pentosans and substances soluble in organic solvents, in 1% NaOH solution, in cold and hot water, as well as the contents of mineral substances. The performed investigations revealed that concentrations of the determined constituents in individual wood species varied despite similar site and climatic conditions.