Natural compounds: A review of their use for wood protection

IRG/WP 10-30545

T Singh, A P Singh

A lot of research in the field of wood protection has focused on natural compounds but very few of these have been implemented by industry. This review is an attempt to bring together information from selected area of work: - A brief review of the work done on natural products as organic biocides for wood protection. - Table containing information on natural products, their use as organic biocides, references to studies done. - Brief discussion about possibilities and limitations of using natural compounds as wood protectant.

Keywords: essential oil, heartwood extractives, organic biocides, plant extract, wood deteriorating fungi

Conference: 10-05-09/13 Biarritz, France

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