The use of TCMTB in applications other than sapstain prevention: A review

IRG/WP 3606

R Van der Eynde

The efficacy of TCMTB against staining fungi and surface moulds has been thoroughly investigated during the last decade. As a result, the chemical is used as an alternative to the chlorinated phenols in various parts of the world for the preservation of freshly sawn timber. Less known are the data obtained against brown rot, white rot and soft rot fungi. The termite repellent and bactericidal properties of the chemical widen the scope of application possibilities. The objective of this article is to report on the data actually available.


Keywords: TCMTB; CHEMICAL PROPERTIES; CHEMICAL STRUCTURE; BACTERICIDES; BUSAN 30; BUSAN 1009; DECAY; FUNGICIDE; OUT-OF-GROUND CONTACT; SOFT ROT; TERMITE REPELLENCY

Conference: 90-05-13/18 Rotorua, New Zealand


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