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Title: Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of extractives of naturally durable wood

Source: Proceedings, one hundred seventh annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association ... Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 15-17, 2011: Volume 107. Birmingham, Ala. : American Wood Protection Association, c2011: p. 41-44.

Author(s)Kirker, G.T.; Blodgett, A.B.; Lebow, S.T.; Clausen, C.A.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-3

Abstract: A preliminary study to evaluate naturally durable wood species in an above ground field trial using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) detected differences in fatty acid extractives between species and within the same species over time. Fatty acids were extracted with chloroform: methanol mixture then methylated with sodium methoxide and fractionated using solid phase extraction columns. Fatty acids were identified, quantified with known standards, and compared between wood species. Future analysis of exposed specimens will determine longevity of extractives and correlate changes to the initial extractive content.

Keywords: Wood-decaying fungi, antibacterial agents, antifungal agents, fungicides, biodegradation, wood chemistry, methylation, methanol, chloroform, fatty acids, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, deterioration, chemical composition, wood variation, resistance to decay, durability, wood extractives, sodium methoxide, fractionation, biocides, wood decay, durability

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 193 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/12/2012

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RITS Product ID: 41626
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist
Kirker, Grant
Research Forest Products Technologist
Lebow, Stan T.
Research Forest Products Technologist

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