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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2023

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 and Engineering
2023, Volume: 18, number: 2, pages: 650-655

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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    Forest Science

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