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Multifactorial antimicrobial wood protectants


Robert D. Coleman



Publication type:

Miscellaneous Publication

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory


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


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.


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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