An evaluation of clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) essential oil as a potential alternative antifungal wood protection system for cultural heritage conservation

  title={An evaluation of clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) essential oil as a potential alternative antifungal wood protection system for cultural heritage conservation},
  author={Dana Mihaela Pop and Maria Cristina Timar and Anca Maria Varodi and Emanuela Carmen Beldean},
  journal={Maderas. Ciencia y tecnolog{\'i}a},
This paper investigates the potential of clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) essential oil (C-EO) as a wood protection system for use in cultural heritage conservation. The preventive and curative antifungal efficacy of C-EO was compared to a boron containing wood preservative (Diffusit S) in two laboratory tests on European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Scots pine sapwood (Pinus sylvestris) mini-blocks. Non-sterile, air-infected wood samples were employed in the first test, while wood samples with… 
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