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Decay threshold of acetylated rattan (Calamus manan) against soft rot


Hamid, Norul Hisham and Hale, Mike (2013) Decay threshold of acetylated rattan (Calamus manan) against soft rot. Journal of Forestry Research, 24 (2). pp. 375-380. ISSN 1007-662X; ESSN: 1993-0607


We investigated the resistance of acetylated rattan against soft rot and other soil inhabiting micro-organisms in comparison with wood of beech and Scots pine. Calamus manan of 10 and 13 years old under rubber tree canopy was acetylated to different levels by reaction times (0.25 to 30 hours) and was tested for soft rot decay for 32 weeks. Acetylated rattan at decay protection thresholds of 15.4% and 16.2% weight gain (WG) were fully protected, as shown by both weight loss and strength loss criteria. The static bending properties of untreated rattan decayed by soft rot were significantly lower than for acetylated rattan.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-013-0362-9
Publisher: Northeast Forestry University
Keywords: Acetylation; Cultivated rattan; Soft rot; Static bending properties
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 09:43
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29171
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