Characterizing Wood Components as Network Polymers by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis


  • Timothy G. Rials
  • Wolfgang G. Glasser


Dynamic mechanical analysis, thermosetting polymers, network structure, lignin


The characterization of structure-property relationships in wood components, such as lignin, is a critical aspect of utilization. This point has been emphasized recently with concerns directed toward the application of natural products as wood bonding agents. Dynamic mechanical analysis is a valuable technique for the study of these relations because of its sensitivity to variations in polymer structure.


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