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Title: Multifactorial antimicrobial wood protectants

Author: Coleman, Robert D.; Clausen, Carol A.;

Date: 2008

Source: IRG/WP ; 08-30484. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2008: 9 p.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: It is unlikely that a single antimicrobial compound, whether synthetic or natural, will provide the ‘magic bullet’ for eliminating multiple biological agents affecting wood products. Development of synergistic combinations of selected compounds, especially those derived from natural sources, is recognized as a promising approach to improved wood protection. Recent adoption of effective fungicide technology in food sanitation and agriculture to applications in wood protection has led to the development of novel wood protectants. Specifically, formulations that incorporate low molecular weight monocarboxylic acids with selected adjuvants as potential synergists suggest use as fungal inhibitors and possible termiticides.

Keywords: Fatty acids, molds, synergist, biodegradation, fungi control, deterioration, wood-decaying fungi, fungicides, antifungal agents, insect pests, insect control, termites, insecticides, organic acids, biocides, decay fungi, wood decay, resistance to decay, termite control, southern pine

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Coleman, Robert D.; Clausen, Carol A.; 2008. Multifactorial antimicrobial wood protectants. IRG/WP ; 08-30484. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2008: 9 p.


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