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Title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Dioctylaminoborate in Wood for Brown Rot Decay Protection

Source: In: Proceedings of the 106 annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia May 23-25, 2010, Volume 106, pp. 134-138; 2010

Author(s)Chen, George C.; Ibach, Rebecca E.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-1A

Abstract: This study evaluated dioctylaminoborate in wood for fungal decay protection. Dioctylaminoborate was synthesized by refluxing dioctylamine and boric acid in 1:1 molar ratio in ethanol for 4 h. The product was characterized by proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrophotometry (1H-NMR) and Fourier TransformInfraredSpectrophotometry(FTIR). Dioctylaminoborate prevented decay in loblolly pine (Pinus Teada L.) by the brown rot fungus, Gloeophyllum trabeum (Gt). The leached specimens with chemical retention of 12.6% had weight loss of 1% by Gt. The non-leached specimens with chemical retention of 3.3% had weight loss of 0% by Gt. The control had a weight loss of 51.1% by Gt. Leaching of treated blocks decreased decay resistance to Gt, which required 12.6% to be effective.

Keywords: Wood preservatives, borates, boron, leaching, brown rot, wood-decaying fungi, wood biodegradation, fungicides, wood deterioration, biodegradation, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, Gloeophyllum trabeum, preserved wood, wood preservation, loblolly pine, dioctylaminoborate, preservative treated wood, treated wood, boron compounds, preservative treatment, wood decay, biocides, decay resistance, synthesis, decay fungi, impregnation, preservatives, fungicidal properties, fungal decay protection, synthesis

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 121 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/08/2011

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RITS Product ID: 37873
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Ibach, Rebecca E.
Research Chemist

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