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The water vapour sorption properties of Sitka spruce determined using a dynamic vapour sorption apparatus (2010)
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Hill, C. A. S., Norton, A. J., & Newman, G. (2010). The water vapour sorption properties of Sitka spruce determined using a dynamic vapour sorption apparatus. Wood science and technology, 44(3), 497-514. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00226-010-0305-y

The water vapour sorption properties of Sitka spruce (Picea abies) have been investigated over a range of temperatures (14.2–43.8C) using a dynamic vapour sorption apparatus. The sorption kinetics behaviour was evaluated using the parallel expone... Read More about The water vapour sorption properties of Sitka spruce determined using a dynamic vapour sorption apparatus.

A study of early colour change due to simulated accelerated sunlight exposure in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) (2009)
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Kint, D. P., Hill, C. A., Sharratt, V., Hill, C. A. S., & Kint, D. (2009). A study of early colour change due to simulated accelerated sunlight exposure in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). Polymer Degradation and Stability, 94(9), 1589-1594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2009.04.010

A detailed study of early colour change in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) due to accelerated simulated sunlight exposure was undertaken focusing on the 1st 24 hours of change. Colour changes were monitored with a Datacolor check spectrophotometer and... Read More about A study of early colour change due to simulated accelerated sunlight exposure in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris).

Why does acetylation protect wood from microbiological attack? (2009)
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Hill, C. A. S. (2009). Why does acetylation protect wood from microbiological attack?. Wood Material Science and Engineering, 4(1-2), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/17480270903249409

Three main mechanisms have been postulated for explaining why acetylation provides protection from wood against fungal decay, which can be divided into biochemical (substrate recognition) and physical (cell wall nanopore blocking or cell wall moistur... Read More about Why does acetylation protect wood from microbiological attack?.

The water vapor sorption behavior of natural fibers (2009)
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Hill, C. A. S., Norton, A., & Newman, G. (2009). The water vapor sorption behavior of natural fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112(3), 1524-1537. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.29725

The water vapor sorption behavior of a range of natural fibers (jute, flax, coir, cotton, hemp, Sitka spruce) has been studied. The data was analyzed using the Hailwood Horrobin model for isotherm fitting and determination of monolayer moisture conte... Read More about The water vapor sorption behavior of natural fibers.

Decay resistance of acetylated and hexanoylated hardwood and softwood species exposed to Coniophora puteana (2009)
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Hill, C. A. S., Curling, S., Kwon, J., & Marty, V. (2009). Decay resistance of acetylated and hexanoylated hardwood and softwood species exposed to Coniophora puteana. Holzforschung, 63(5), 619-625. https://doi.org/10.1515/hf.2009.124

The effect of chemical modification with acetic or hexanoic anhydride upon the decay resistance of wood was studied. Both sapwoods and heartwoods of the following trees were investigated: Japanese larch, Larix kaempferi (Lamb.) Carrière; Korean pine,... Read More about Decay resistance of acetylated and hexanoylated hardwood and softwood species exposed to Coniophora puteana.

Moisture adsorption isotherms of Acacia Mangium and Endospermum Malaccense using dynamic vapour sorption. (2008)
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Zaihan, J., Hill, C. A. S., Curling, S., Hashim, W. S., & Hamdan, H. (2008). sorption. Journal of tropical forest science, 21, 277-285

Moisture adsorption isotherms of Acacia mangium and sesenduk using dynamic vapour sorption. Two Malaysian hardwoods, namely, acacia (Acacia mangium) and sesenduk (Endospermum malaccense) were studied to determine their moisture sorption behaviour usi... Read More about Moisture adsorption isotherms of Acacia Mangium and Endospermum Malaccense using dynamic vapour sorption..

The reduction in the fibre saturation point of wood due to chemical modification using anhydride reagents: A reappraisal. (2008)
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Hill, C. A. S. (2008). The reduction in the fibre saturation point of wood due to chemical modification using anhydride reagents: A reappraisal. Holzforschung, 62, 423-428. https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2008.078

The data from a previous study of the moisture adsorption of Corsican pine modified with linear chain carboxylic acid anhydrides, (acetic, propionic, butyric, valeric, hexanoic), has been reanalysed so that moisture content is reported as a percentag... Read More about The reduction in the fibre saturation point of wood due to chemical modification using anhydride reagents: A reappraisal..

Development of a method for the production of hemicellulosic gels from Sitka Spruce. (2007)
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Curling, S., Fowler, P. A., & Hill, C. A. S. (2007). Development of a method for the production of hemicellulosic gels from Sitka Spruce. Carbohydrate Polymers, 69, 673-677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2007.02.003

Timber can be used as a sustainable source for process chemicals (Silvichemicals), with particular emphasis being placed on wood as source of chemical feedstocks. Bulk Silvichemicals are unlikely to be cost competitive with fossil fuel derived chemic... Read More about Development of a method for the production of hemicellulosic gels from Sitka Spruce..

Deformation and fracture behaviour of flax fibre reinforced thermosetting polymer matrix composites. (2007)
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Hughes, M., Carpenter, J., & Hill, C. A. S. (2007). Deformation and fracture behaviour of flax fibre reinforced thermosetting polymer matrix composites. Journal of Materials Science, 42, 2499-2511. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-006-1027-2

The mechanical properties of unidirectional flax fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester resin composites were studied with particular emphasis on their tensile deformation behaviour. These materials displayed characteristic non-linear behaviour when... Read More about Deformation and fracture behaviour of flax fibre reinforced thermosetting polymer matrix composites..

An investigation of cell wall micropore blocking as a possible mechanism for the decay resistance of anhydride modified wood (2005)
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Hill, C. A. S., Forster, S. C., Farahani, M. R. M., Hale, M. D. C., Ormondroyd, G. A., & Williams, G. R. (2005). An investigation of cell wall micropore blocking as a possible mechanism for the decay resistance of anhydride modified wood. International biodeterioration & biodegradation, 55(1), 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2004.07.003

Corsican pine (Pinus nigra) sapwood was chemically modified with acetic, or hexanoic anhydride to a variety of weight percentage gains. The cell wall microporosity of the wood before and after chemical modification was determined using the technique... Read More about An investigation of cell wall micropore blocking as a possible mechanism for the decay resistance of anhydride modified wood.

The use of organo alkoxysilane coupling agents for wood preservation (2004)
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Hill, C. A. S., Farahani, M. R. M., & Hale, M. D. C. (2004). The use of organo alkoxysilane coupling agents for wood preservation. Holzforschung, 58(3), 316-325. https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2004.049

Corsican pine (Pinus nigra) sapwood was treated with methanolic solutions of two organo alkoxysilanes ([γ-(methacryloxy)propylx] trimethoxy silane (TMPS), or vinyl trimethoxy silane (VTMS)). Various treatment parameters were studied in order to deter... Read More about The use of organo alkoxysilane coupling agents for wood preservation.

The pyridine-catalysed acylation of Pine Sapwood and phenolic model compounds with carboxylic acid anhydrides. Determination of activation energies and entropy of activation (2002)
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Hill, C. A. S., & Papadopoulos, A. N. (2002). The pyridine-catalysed acylation of Pine Sapwood and phenolic model compounds with carboxylic acid anhydrides. Determination of activation energies and entropy of activation. Holzforschung, 56, 150-156. https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2002.025

The reaction activation energies and entropies have been determined for the catalysed reaction of pyridine swollen pine sapwood samples and phenolic model compounds (in solution) with a homologous series of carboxylic acid anhydrides. With wood sampl... Read More about The pyridine-catalysed acylation of Pine Sapwood and phenolic model compounds with carboxylic acid anhydrides. Determination of activation energies and entropy of activation.