Determination of the distribution of wood resin in handsheets by confocal laser scanning microscopy

Stefan Willför, Anna Sundberg, Christer Eckerman, Bjarne Holmbom

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    A method for determining the resin distribution in handsheets was developed. The method involves staining of resin dissolved in acetone with a fluorescent dye and injecting the resin into water, followed by removal of the acetone from the resin dispersion by dialysis. After sheet preparation, using a cationic fixing agent to aggregate the resin, the sheets are examined with confocal laser scanning microscopy. In this model system the resin did not become uniformly distributed on the fibres in the sheets. Resin aggregates from 1 mu m up to about 10 mu m could be observed. These aggregates are of the size that can be expected with the fixing agent used.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationISWPC : 9th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry, June 9-12, 1997
    PublisherCanadian Pulp and Paper Association
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)1-896742-15-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Eventconference; 1997-06-09; 1997-06-12 - 9th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry
    Duration: 9 Jun 199712 Jun 1997


    Conferenceconference; 1997-06-09; 1997-06-12


    • confocal laser scanning microscopy
    • fluorescence
    • handsheets
    • kraft pulp
    • lipophilic extractives
    • resin distribution
    • wood resin

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