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Decay resistance of anhydride-modified Corsican pine sapwood exposed to the brown rot fungus Coniophora puteana

  • Callum A.S. Hill , Michael D. Hale , Graham A. Ormondroyd , Jin H. Kwon and Simon C. Forster
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Abstract

Corsican pine (Pinus nigra) sapwood was chemically modified with acetic or hexanoic anhydride to a variety of weight gains. The modified wood was exposed to the brown rot fungus Coniophora puteana, and the relationship between weight loss due to decay and weight percentage gain, or degree of hydroxyl substitution, was determined in a 16-week exposure test. The effect of exposure time and the strain of C. puteana upon the decay protection threshold of acetylated Corsican pine was also examined.

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Published Online: 2006-12-04
Published in Print: 2006-11-01

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