Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2002
Publication Date: 12/31/2002
Citation: HIMMELSBACH, D.S. MID-IR IMAGING OF NATURAL FIBERS. THE 224TH AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY NATIONAL MEETING. 2002. ABSTRACT NO. 146. P. 24. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Fourier Transform Mid-IR microspectroscopy has been used to identify compounds in various tissues of bio-based fibers. Mapping techniques have provided the location of specific components within the cell walls and interstitial spaces of tissues and identified compounds removed during the retting of flax. Information will help tailor enzymatic processes to minimize the cost and time of processing for obtain fibers of specific properties.