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Wood extractives can be envisaged to protect heartwood by at least three different mechanisms, i.e. fungicide, free radical scavengers/antioxidants and as metal chelators. In short-term laboratory… (More)
We previously proposed that extractives in highly durable heartwood may protect wood against fungal colonization and subsequent degradation by dual mechanisms: the extractives have some fungicidal… (More)
Lignin forms the woody cell walls of plants and the cement material between the plant walls, and after cellulose, it is the second most abundant biopolymer in the world. This book examines the… (More)
Wood products used in exterior applications must be protected against biodeterioration by decay fungi, insects such as termites, and other organisms. Traditionally, wood products for residential or… (More)