Publications & Reports

Journal publications

Stefanowski, B.K., Curling S.F. Ormondroyd, G.A. (2017) Assessment of lignocellulosic nut wastes as an absorbant for gaseous formaldehyde Industrial Crops and Products 98: 25-28

Stefanowski B.K., Curling S.F., Ormondroyd G.A. (2017) A rapid screening method to determine the susceptibility of novel construction and insulation products to mould growth International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 116(124-132)

Curling, S.F. Laflin, N. Davies, G.M. Ormondroyd, G.A. & Elias, R.M. (2017) Feasibility of using straw in a strong, thin, pulp moulded packaging material. Industrial Crops and Products 97 395:400

Lahmer, R.A., Morris, A. Curling, S. Ormondroyd, G.A. Jones, D.L. Williams, P.A. (2016) Effectiveness of a Wool Based Packaging System on the Abundance of Surface Spoilage Microorganisms on Meat Products Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research 33(2/3) 111-114

Stefanowski, B., Curling S., Ormondroyd, G. (2016) Evaluating mould colonisation and growth on MDF panels modified to sequester Volatile Organic Compounds International Journal of Wood Products 7(4) 188-194

Wootton-Beard, P.C. Xing, Y. Prabhakaran, R.T.D. Robson, P. Bosch, M. Thoprnton, J.M. Ormondroyd, G.A., Jones, P. Donnison, I. (2016) Review: Improving the Impact of Plant Science on Urban Planning and Design Buildings 6(4)

Ormondroyd, G.A. Curling, S.F. Mansour, E. Hill, C.A.S (2016) The water sorption characteristics and kinetics of different wool types Journal of Textile institute DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2016.1224442

Curling, S.F. Stefanowski, B.K. Laflin, N. Davies, G. Ormondroyd G.A. (2016) The effectiveness of the incorporation of reject paper fibre into MDF panels. International Wood Products Journal DOI: 10.1080/20426445.2016.1209619

Jones, D., Ormondroyd, G.A., Curling, S.F., Popescu, C. M. and Popescu, M.C. (2016) Chemical composition of natural fibres Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction Eds: M.Fan, F. Fu. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK.

Dimitriou A., Spear M.J. and Hale M.D. (2016) The effect of four methods of surface activation for improved adhesion of wood polymer composites (WPCs). International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 68:188-194. (DOI 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2016.03.003)

Noel, M. Ormondroyd, G.A., Spear, M., Grigsby, W. and Volkmer, T. (2016) Evaluating the optimization of wood modification with polybutylene succinate bio-polyester International Wood Products Journal 7(2) 80-88

Belanche, A., Pinloche, E., Preskett, D. and Newbold, C.J. (2016) Effects and mode of action of chitosan and ivy fruit saponins on the microbiome, fermentation and methanogenesis in the rumen simulation technique. FEMS Microbiology Ecolog. Vol92(1) pp 1-13.

Skinner, C., Stefanowski, B. K., Heathcote, D., Charlton, A. and Ormondroyd, G.A. (2016) Life cycle assessment of pilot-scale wood fibre production using mechanical disc refining at different pressures. International Wood Products Journal. Vol 7 pp.149.

Ormondroyd, G.A., Kallbom, S.K., Curling, S.F. Stefanowski, B.K., Segerholm, B.K., Walinder, M.E.P. and Jones, D. (2016) Water sorption, surface structure and surface energy characteristics of wood composite fibres refined at different pressures Wood Material Science and Engineering DOI: 10.1080/17480272.2016.1150343

Mansour, E., Curling, S., Stephan, A., Ormondroyd, G. (2016) Absorption of Volatile Organic Compounds by Different Wool Types ICE Green Materials DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgrma.15.00031

Ormondroyd, G. and Spear, M. and Curling, S. (2015) Modified wood: review of efficacy and service life testing. Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials. DOI: 10.1680/coma.14.00072

Gallagher J., Cairns A.J., Thomas D., Charlton A., Williams P. & Turner L.B. (2015). Fructan synthesis, accumulation and polymer traits. I. Festulolium chromosome substitution lines. Frontiers in Plant Science (Plant Physiology) https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00486

Baker P W., Charlton A. & Hale M.D. (2015). Increased delignification by white rot fungi after pressure refining Miscanthus. Bioresource Technology. Vol 189 pp81-86

Popescu C.; Hill C.A.S.; Anthony R.; Ormondroyd G.A. & Curling S. (2015) Equilibrium and dynamic vapour water sorption properties of biochar derived from apple wood. Polymer Degradation and Stability. Volume 111 pp 263-268

García-Abarrio S.M.; Martin L.; Burillo J.; Della Porta G. & Mainar A.M. (2014) Supercritical fluid extraction of volatile oil from Lippia alba (Mill.) cultivated in Aragón (Spain) The Journal of Supercritical Fluids. Volume 94 pp 206-211

Mansour E.; Loxton C.; Elias R.M. & Ormondroyd G.A. (2014) Assessment of health implications related to processing and use of natural wool insulation products. Environment International. Volume 73 pp 402-412

Mustafa H.H.; Baird M.S.; Al Dulayymi J.R. & Tverezovskiy, V.V. (2014) A nine carbon homologating system for skip-conjugated polyenes. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids. Volume 111 pp263-268

Sin, E.H.K.; Marriott, R.; J. Hunt, A.J. & Clark, J.H. (2014) Identification, quantification and Chrastil modelling of wheat straw wax extraction using supercritical carbon dioxide. C. R. Chimie Volume 17(3) pp293-300 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crci.2013.12.001

Mustafa H.H.; Baird M.S.; Al Dulayymi J.R. &  Tverezovskiy V.V. (2014) Tandem rearrangements of a cyclic bis-allene”. Tetrahedron 70(7) pp 1502–1507

Mackenzie, C.L.; Ormondroyd, G.A.; Curling, S.F.; Ball, R.J.; Whiteley, N.M. & Malham, S.K. (2014) Ocean warming, more than acidification, reduces shell strength in a commercial shellfish species during food limitation. Plos One Published online January 28, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086764

Popescu, C.M.;Hill, C.A.S.;Curling, S.;Ormondroyd, G.A. & Xie, Y. (2014) The water vapour sorption behaviour of acetylated birch wood: how acetylation affects the sorption isotherm and accessible hydroxyl content. Journal of Materials Science. March 2014, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp.2362-2371

Rautkari, L.; Hill, C.A.S.; Curling, S.; Jalaludin, Z. & Ormondroyd, G.A. (2013) What is the role of the accessibility of wood hydroxyl groups in controlling moisture content? Journal of Materials Science. Published online May 2013

Mustafa H.H, Baird M.S., Al Dulayymi J.R. & Tverezovskiy V.V. (2013) Diastereomeric cyclic tris-allenes. Chemical Communications 49(25) pp.2497-9

Musarrat H.M.; Williams, P.A. & Tverezovskaya O. (2013) Extraction of chitin from prawn shells and conversion to low molecular mass chitosan. Food Hydrocolloids 31 pp.166-171

Charlton; A., Donati, D.; Fusi, S.; Murphy, P.J. and Ponticelli, F. (2013) Self Sensitized Photooxidation of Tetrathienyltetrathiafulvalenes: Synthesis of Thienyl substituted 1,2,5,8-tetrathiecine-6,7-dione, a New Heterocyclic System
Tetrahedron Letters 54 pp.1227–1229

Curling, S.F.; Loxton, C. & Ormondroyd, G.A. (2012) A rapid method for investigating the absorption of formaldehyde from air by wool. Journal of Materials Science 47 (7) pp.3248-3251

Thoss, V.; Murphy, P.J.; Marriott, R. & Wilson, T. (2012) Triacylglycerol composition of British bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) seed oil. RSC Advances 2 (12) pp.5314-5322

Budarin, V. L.; Shuttleworth, P. S.; Dodson, J. R.; Hunt, A. J.; Lanigan, B.; Marriott, R.; Milkowski, K. J.; Wilson, A. J.; Breeden, S. W.; Fan, J. J.; Sin, E. H. K. & Clark, J. H. (2011). Use of green chemical technologies in an integrated biorefinery. Energy and Environmental Science 4 (2) pp.471-479

Xie, Y.; Hill, C.A.S.; Jalaludin, Z.; Curling S.F.; Anandjiwala, R.D.; Norton A.J. & Newman, G. (2011). The dynamic water vapour sorption behaviour of natural fibres and kinetic analysis using the parallel exponential kinetics model. Journal of Material Science 46 pp.479-489

Winters, A.L.; Leemans, D.; Morris, S.M., Pippel, J.; Lovatt, A.J., Charlton, A & Gallagher, J. (2010) High-sugar perennial ryegrass as a feed-stock for bioconversion to platform chemicals. Aspects of Applied Biology, Non Food Uses of Crops, Smith, L.; Stafford, A.; Weightman, R. (Eds) 101, (Association of Applied Biologists) pp.79-86

Hunt, A. J.; Sin, E. H. K.; Marriott, R. and Clark, J. H. (2010). Generation, Capture, and Utilization of Industrial Carbon Dioxide. ChemSusChem 2010 3 pp.306 – 322

Jalaludin,  Z.;  Hill.  C.A.S.;  Xie, Y.; Samsi H.W,.; Husain, H.; Awang, K. & Curling S.F. (2010).  Analysis of the water vapour sorption isotherms of thermally modified acacia and sesendok.  Wood Material Science and Engineering 5 pp.194-203

Zaihan J, Hill CAS, Curling S, Hashim WS & Hamdan H. (2010).  The kinetics of water vapour sorption: analysis using Parallel Exponential Kinetics model on six Malaysian hardwoods.  Journal of Tropical Forest Science 22 (2) pp.107–117

Charlton, A.; Elias, R.; Fish, S.; Fowler, P. & Gallagher, J. (2009) Review paper: The biorefining opportunities in Wales: Understanding the scope for building a sustainable, biorenewable economy using plant biomass. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 87 pp.1147–1161

González-Peñaa M M., Curling S F, Hale M D C. (2009).  On the effect of heat on the chemical composition and dimensions of thermally-modified wood.  Polymer Degradation and Stability  94 (12) pp.2184-2193

Anjos, T.; Charlton, A.; Coles, S.; Croft, A.; Hursthouse, M.; Kalaji, M.; Murphy, P. and Roberts-Bleming, S. (2009) Electropolymerisation studies on a series of thiophene substituted 1,3-dithiole-2-ones: Preparation of a novel TTF derivatised polythiophene. Macromolecules 42 pp.2505-2515

Hill C.A.S, Curling S.F, Kwon J.H, Marty V. (2009). Decay resistance of acetylated and hexanoylated hardwood and softwood species exposed to Coniophora puteana. Holzforschung  63 (5)  pp.619-625

Zaihan, J., Hill C.A.S, Curling S., Hashim W.S &. Hamdan H (2009). Moisture Adsorption Isotherms Of Acacia Mangium And Endospermum malaccense Using Dynamic Vapour Sorption.  Journal of Tropical Forest Science 21 (3) pp.277-285

Dalgleish, S.; Morrison, C.; Middlemass, D.; Mount,A.; Collins, A.; Pilia, L.; Serpe, A.; Mercuri, M.; Charlton,A.; Delpano,P.; Murphy P.J.& Robertson N. 2009 Synthesis, structure and spectroscopic properties of a new class of polymerisable nickel dithiolenes. Journal of Materials Chemistry 19 pp.6194-6200

Curling S. and Winandy J.E. (2008) Comparison of the effects of gamma irradiation and steam sterilization on southern pine sapwood. Forest Products Journal 58 (1-2) pp.87-90

Anjos, T.; Roberts-Bleming, S.J.; Charlton, A.; Robertson,N.; Mount ,A.R.; Kalaji, M.; Murphy,P.J.; Coles S.J. & Hursthouse M.B. 2008 Nickel dithiolenes containing pendant thiophene units: Precursors to dithiolene/ polythiophene hybrid materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry 18 pp.475-483

Kwon, J. H.; Hill, C. A. S.; Ormondroyd, G. A. & Karim, S. (2007) Changes in the cell wall volume of a number of wood species due to reaction with acetic anhydride. Holzforschung 61 (2) pp.138-142

Hughes, M.; Carpenter, J. & Hill, C. (2007) Deformation and fracture behaviour of flax fibre reinforced thermosetting polymer matrix composites. Journal of Materials Science 42 (7) pp.2499-2511

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