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    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.

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    Citation

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

    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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