Anti-fungal activity of rutin and rutin-metal complexes as wood protectants
Li Yan, J J Morrell, Jie Zhong, Xiuzhu Mao
The anti-fungal activity of Rutin, a flavonoid, alone or complexed with copper or zinc was investigated in a petri dish test with Gloeophyllum trabeum and Trametes versicolor as the test fungi. Rutin and the Rutin-metal complexes showed significant inhibition against each fungus. Rutin-Cu and Rutin-Zn strongly inhibited the brown rot fungus, G. trabeum, while Rutin and Rutin-Zn inhibited T. versicolor. The results suggest that this flavonoid might be used for wood protection.