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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Investigation of the chemical profiles of seven wood species for their potential applications

Hossain, Mohammad Jakir; Ghosha, Rupak Kumar; Das, Atanu Kumar; Nath, Shambhu Chandra; Islam, Md. Rakibul; Akhter, Shaheen; Rahmana, Md. Saidur


Determination of the chemical composition of biomaterial is important for their valued utilization in biorefinery. In this study, the chemical composition of seven wood species, i.e. lambu (Khaya anthotheca), raj-koroi (Albizia richardiana), jhau (Casuarina equisetifolia), sil-koroi (Albizia procera), katbadam (Terminalia catappa), jolpai (Elaeocarpus robustus), and arjun (Terminalia arjuna) were examined. The chemical characterization of these wood species can expedite a further study on the extraction of cellulose, lignin, and extractive. alpha-cellulose content was in the range of 37.0% to 42.1% and lignin content was 20.4% to 34.1%. The solubility in 1% caustic soda was 16.1% to 24.3%. The a-cellulose and lignin content were similar to other wood species. Therefore, these species can be a potential source of raw material for biorefinery.


Wood; chemical characterization; potential application

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Wood Material Science & Engineering

Authors' information

Hossain, Mohammad Jakir
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute
Ghosha, Rupak Kumar
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
Nath, Shambhu Chandra
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute
Islam, Md. Rakibul
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute
Akhter, Shaheen
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute
Rahmana, Md. Saidur
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Forest Science

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