The biological effectiveness of wood modified with heptadecenylsuccinic anhydride against two brown rot fungi: Coniophora puteana and Gloeophyllum trabeum
C Codd, W B Banks, J A Cornfield, G R Williams
A modified soil block test was carried out using wood samples reacted with heptadecenylsuccinic anhydride (ASA). This modification gave good resistance to decay brought about by the brown rot fungi Coniophora puteana and Gloeophyllum trabeum during the twelve week exposure period. Results indicated that there was a good correlation between increased loading of modifying reagent and an increase in effectiveness paralleled by a marked reduction in wood moisture content. The effective resistance threshold level was calculated to be about 30% weight gain of ASA. Further discussions regarding the mode of action are included.
Keywords: BIO-ASSAY; BROWN ROT; CHEMICAL MODIFICATION; CONIOPHORA PUTEANA; GLOEOPHYLLUM TRABEUM; HEPTADECENYLSUCCINIC ANHYDRIDE; PINUS; WPG