Preventing fungal attack of freshly sawn lumber using cinnamon extracts

IRG/WP 07-30432

Shujun Li, C Freitag, J J Morrell

The potential for using cinnamon oil as an anti-mold and stain compound was investigated on ponderosa pine sapwood. Cinnamon oil was highly effective when used in ethanol, but its activity declined when it was mixed with only water. Attempts to enhance water solubility with surfactants improved solution stability, but had no apparent effect on biological activity. Further studies with other co-solvents are planned

Keywords: fungal stain, chemical treatments, cinnamon oil

Conference: 07-05-20/24 Jackson, USA

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