Wood Chemistry—Advanced Technology and Techniques

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 83

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Research Institutes of Sweden RISE, Department Sustainable materials and Packaging, Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: wood chemistry; wood durability; surface tailoring of lignocellulosic materials; wood-based composites; chemical functionalization; interfacial adhesion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, "Wood Chemistry—Advanced Technology and Techniques", is dedicated to the forefront of research on the chemical aspects of wood and lignocellulosic materials. It aims to gather pioneering studies, reviews, and technical advancements that push the boundaries of how we understand, utilize, and transform wood through chemistry. As the world seeks sustainable alternatives to fossil-based materials and processes, the role of wood chemistry has never been more pivotal. This Special Issue will serve as a platform for showcasing innovative approaches in the modification, analysis, and application of wood materials, contributing to sustainability, material science, and the bioeconomy.

Main Topics:

Potential topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advanced analytical techniques in wood chemistry: cutting-edge methods for characterizing wood composition, structure, and properties.
  • Lignin chemistry and valorization: novel approaches to lignin extraction, modification, and application in creating value-added products.
  • Cellulose and hemicellulose innovations: advances in the processing and application of cellulose and hemicellulose, including nanocellulose and new biomaterials.
  • Wood modification techniques: chemical treatments and processes that enhance the durability, resistance, and functionality of wood.
  • Enzymatic processes in wood chemistry: the role of enzymes in wood processing and modification, including biotechnological advancements.
  • Sustainable chemicals and materials from wood: the development of sustainable chemicals, materials, and energy derived from wood, contributing to circular economy concepts.
  • Environmental impact and life cycle analysis of wood-based products: studies on the environmental benefits, impacts, and life cycle analysis of wood and wood-derived products.
  • Bio-based adhesives and resins from wood: innovation in the development of bio-based adhesives, resins, and coatings for wood and wood products.

This Special Issue seeks contributions from researchers, academicians, and industry professionals who are exploring the chemistry of wood in the context of advanced technologies and techniques. By sharing these insights, we aim to foster collaboration and inspire further research that will lead to innovative solutions in wood science, contributing to a more sustainable future. 

Dr. Mohamed Jebrane
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • wood chemistry
  • lignocellulosic materials
  • lignin valorization
  • wood modification
  • bio-based adhesives
  • circular economy in wood industry
  • environmental impact of wood products
  • life cycle analysis (LCA) of wood-based products
  • bioenergy and biofuels from wood
  • wood-based composites

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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