The Chemical and Biological Properties of Polymeric Betaine

IRG/WP 09-30512

H Härtner, S Schmitt, Futong Cui, H M Barnes

Didecyl polyoxyethyl ammonium borate (DPAB), also known as Polymeric Betaine, was developed as a co-biocide for chromium-free copper based wood preservatives in Europe in the 1980’s. DPAB as a wood preservative has been reported previously. This paper summarizes the chemical, physical, and biological properties of DPAB.

Keywords: Polymeric Betaine, DPAB, quaternary ammonium compounds, AAC, didecyl bis(hydroxyethyl) ammonium borate, distribution gradient, fixation

Conference: 09-05-24/28 Beijing, China

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