PVA can be chemically crosslinked with a variety of substances including glutaraldehyde, acetylaldehyde, and formaldehyde [8, 9]; however, the chemicals are toxic, and so the electrospun PVA fiber web crosslinked by them would not compromise biocompatibility.
In some Douglas-fir samples from early in the kiln cycle, a second peak (probably acetylaldehyde) was present at a slightly shorter retention time than for methanol and the subambient schedule was necessary for peak resolution.
Said to be capable of protecting color and physical properties in polyester applications, the product can also be used to minimize the buildup of acetylaldehyde, which contributes to taste and color in PET bottles.
"Candida is responsible for flooding the system with an accumulation of toxic acetylaldehydes. Acetylaldehydes are known to poison tissues-accumulating in the brain, spinal cord, joints, muscles and tissues." says Dr.