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    Author(s): George C. ChenRebecca E. Ibach
    Date: 2010
    Source: Proceedings, one hundred sixth annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association ... Savannah, Georgia, May 23-25, 2010: volume 106. Birmingham, Ala. : American Wood Protection Association, c2010: p. 134-138.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    This study evaluated dioctylaminoborate in wood for fungal decay protection Dioctylaminoborate was synthesized by refluxing dioctylamine and boric acid in 1:1 molar ratio in ethanol for 4 h. The product was characterized by proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrophotometry (1H-NMR) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry (FTIR). Dioctylaminoborate prevented decay in loblolly pine (Pinus Teada L.) by the brown rot fungus, Gloeophyllum trabeum (Gt). The leached specimens with chemical retention of 12.6% had weight loss of 1% by Gt. The non-leached specimens with chemical retention of 3.3% had weight loss of 0% by Gt. The control had a weight loss of 51.1% by Gt. Leaching of treated blocks decreased decay resistance to Gt, which required 12.6% to be effective.

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    Chen, George C.; Ibach, Rebecca E. 2010. Synthesis and evaluation of dioctylaminoborate in wood for brown rot decay protection. In: Proceedings, One hundred sixth annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association. 2010 May 23-25: Savannah, GA. Volume 106. Birmingham, AL: American Wood Protection Association, c2010: p. 134-138.


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