Relationship of Tectoquinone to Durability in Tectona grandis

Abstract

THE heartwood of teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is extremely resistant to attack by insects or by fungi; but the reasons for this resistance are not known. It is usually ascribed to the presence of toxic substances, and it has been suggested that tectoquinone (β-methyl anthraquinone), which is characteristically present in teak heartwood, may be responsible… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/181721b0

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