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Residual extractives in aspen kraft pulps and their impact on kappa number and Klason lignin determination

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We investigated the impact of residual extractives on lignin determination by lignin content difference between unextracted and extracted pulps, residual extractives analysis, and lignin content contribution from model extractive compounds. There were two different kinds of extractives in aspen kraft pulp. The extractives impacting on kappa number determination were well removed in oxygen delignification; these were mainly unsaturated fatty acids. However, the extractives impacting on Klason lignin determination were largely resistant to oxygen delignification; these were mainly saturated fatty acids, sterols, and hydrocarbons. Oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids was the main reaction in oxygen delignification. These trends were confirmed by simulation of lignin content determination with three model extractive compounds (β-sitosterol, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid).

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Correspondence to Nam-Seok Cho.

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The publication of this article was made possible by an Emachu Research Fund. The authors are grateful for the fund.

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Shin, SJ., Cho, NS. & Lai, YZ. Residual extractives in aspen kraft pulps and their impact on kappa number and Klason lignin determination. J Wood Sci 53, 494–497 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10086-007-0894-8

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