Significance and Use
The ethanol-toluene extract of wood consists of the soluble materials not generally considered part of the wood polymeric structure. They are primarily the waxes, fats, resins, and some gums, as well as some water-soluble substances. The amounts are influenced by seasoning and drying.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the ethanol-toluene soluble content of wood, which is a measure of the waxes, fats, resins, and oils, plus tannins and certain other ether-insoluble components.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in 4.1.
ICS Number Code 79.040 (Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber)
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