Author Topic: GBL as a solvent  (Read 18672 times)

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Cork contains
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2003, 02:51:00 AM »
Suberin (45%) - the main component of the cell walls; responsible for the resilience of the cork

Lignin (27%) - the binding compound

Polysaccharides (12%) - components of the cell walls which help define the texture of the cork

Tannins (6%) - polyphenolic compounds responsible for colour

Ceroids (5%) - hydrophobic compounds that ensure the imperviousness of cork

Mineral water, glycerine, and others make up the remaining 4%.

GBL can cause some deterioration and wear to the cork. Use glass vials with ground glass stoppers for maximum storage longevity.  ;)


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many compliments and great respect
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2003, 06:41:00 AM »
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