Bioactive phenolic substances in industrially important tree species. Part 2: Knots and stemwood of fir species

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List of Authors: Willfor S, Nisula L, Hemming J, Reunanen M, Holmbom B
Publication year: 2004
Journal: Holzforschung
Journal acronym: HOLZFORSCHUNG
Volume number: 58
Issue number: 6
Start page: 650
End page: 659
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 0018-3830


Secoisolariciresinol, but also lariciresinol (Abies alba) and 7-hydroxymatairesinol (A. amabilis), could be extracted in large scale from fir knots at pulp and paper mills. The ready availability of large amounts of lignans and oligolignans now enables research to assess their bioactivity and provide the base for applications in medicine and nutrition, or as natural antioxidants and antimicrobial agents in various technical products.


Abies, fir, flavonoids, heartwood, hydrophilic extractives, juvabiones, knots, knotwood, lignans, oligolignans, phenolic substances, polyphenols, sapwood, sugars

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