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Effects of caffeine on growth of wood-decaying fungi
2007 - IRG/WP 07-30427
The wide-used triazoles alter the biosynthesis of ergosterol leading to a disruption of fungal membrane functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of another cell wall perturbing agent, caffeine, in combination with propiconazole on the growth of wood-decaying fungi. 10 mM caffeine inhibits totally the growth of five fungal species. The obtained results showed that caffeine ha...
S Lekounougou, J P Ondo, J P Jacquot, G Nevers, P GĂ©rardin, E Gelhaye


Decay resistance of wood treated with bio-friendly preservative systems
2016 - IRG/WP 16-30698
Due to more restrictive toxicological requirements and increased ecological awareness of consumers, wood preservatives containing biocides are no longer desired on the market. Therefore, research on new environmentally friendly formulations is of great importance. One of the possible solutions is to develop new preservatives based on natural substances, which are harmless to humans, animals and th...
B Mazela, G Cofta, W Perdoch, L Ross Gobakken, P Kwaśniewska-Sip


Bio-friendly wood protection systems - resistance to mould and blue-stain fungi
2017 - IRG/WP 17-30713
With stricter restrictions on the use of biocides and increasing environmental awareness there is a pronounced need for effective bio-friendly protection systems in the wood preservative and wood coating industry. One of the possible pathways is to exploit and utilize natural substances with active biological effects. Silanes, caffeine, natural oils and potassium carbonate were chosen as compounds...
L Ross Gobakken, W Perdoch, B Mazela, P Kwaśniewska-Sip, G Cofta