Theses and Dissertations


Yucheng Peng

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Shi, Sheldon Q.

Committee Member

Kim, Moon G.

Committee Member

Ingram, Leonard L., Jr.

Committee Member

Barnes, H. Michael

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Forest Products

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


College of Forest Resources


Department of Forest Products


The objectives of this research were to investigate the heat resistant performance of a structural adhesive and to analyze the contribution of the adhesive to the chemical emissions from the glued wood products affected by the elevated temperatures. Phenol-resorcinolormaldehyde (PRF) and two wood species, southern pine (Pinus palustris) and Douglasir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), were investigated. The dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) test results showed that the heat durability performance of cured PRF resin was better than that of the two wood species used in this study. The results indicated that the fire safety of PRF bonded wood products should be comparable to solid wood products. The pyroysis products obtained from pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) system showed that most of the pyrolysis products of glued wood samples were same as those of wood and adhesive samples at the same temperature level except a few compounds, such as carbon disulfide, Cyclopropyl carbinol, acetaldehyde, furfural and others.