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Addition of ammonium hydroxide as formaldehyde scavenger for sesenduk (Endospermum diadenum) wood compregnated using phenolic resins
- Ashaari, Zaidon, Lee, Seng Hua, Abdul Aziz, Mohd. Hafifuddin, Nordin, Muhamad Norfazimie
- European journal of wood and wood products 2016 v.74 no.2 pp. 277-280
- Endospermum, ammonia, ammonium hydroxide, formaldehyde, molecular weight, phenol, physical properties, resins, wood
- Compregnated sesenduk (Endospermum diadenum) was produced using low and medium molecular weight phenol formaldehyde resin. 0, 1, 1.5 and 3 % of aqueous ammonium hydroxide (NH₃·H₂O) were incorporated into the resin to act as formaldehyde scavenger. A maximum of 85.7 % reduction in formaldehyde emission was recorded, but the mechanical and physical properties of the treated sesenduk wood were negatively affected by the ammonium hydroxide addition.