Anti-fungal activity of rutin and rutin-metal complexes as wood protectants

IRG/WP 17-30708

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.

Keywords: anti-fungal activity, rutin, rutin-metal complexes, wood preservatives, Gloeophyllum trabeum, Trametes versicolor

Conference: 17-06-04/08 Ghent, Belgium

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