ANATOMICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND DENSITY OF Coffea arabica L. WOOD

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Marisa Aparecida Pereira Jose Reinaldo Moreira da Silva Giovanni Francisco Rabelo Anna Carolina de Almeida Andrade

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The state of Minas Gerais is the largest producer of coffee in Brazil and the amount of residue in crops seems adequate to support production of solid wood products of Coffea arabica L., which is currently used for energy purposes or remains in the area. This activity adds insignificant value the coffee products and release CO2, which has harmful effects to the environment. This study was conducted with the aim of characterizing technologically Coffea arabica L. wood to enhance its use in furniture, to characterize its anatomical, chemical and wood basic density. The density showed an average of 0.608g.cm-3. The anatomical analysis showed distinct growth layers, semiporosos vessels with simple perforation plates. The axial parenchyma is apotracheal and diffuse in the aggregate with heterogeneous rays, not laminated and fiber libriformes not septate with bordered pits distinct. The chemical content of extract in hot and cold water were respectively 6.1% and 9.6%. The ash content was found to be 0.68%. Data were comparable to those of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) and Piptadenia peregrina Benth, (angico-vermelho) used for the production of furniture.

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PEREIRA, Marisa Aparecida et al. ANATOMICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND DENSITY OF Coffea arabica L. WOOD. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 3, p. 363-367, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/997>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2019.
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Coffee plant, wood alternative, value-added, waste.
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