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dc.contributor.authorTreu, A.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorLina Nunespt_BR
dc.contributor.authorLarnoy, E.pt_BR
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-20T12:45:13Zpt_BR
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T13:07:03Z-
dc.date.available2020-07-20T12:45:13Zpt_BR
dc.date.available2020-08-04T13:07:03Z-
dc.date.issued2020-07-19pt_BR
dc.identifier.citationhttps://doi.org/10.3390/f11070776pt_BR
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace2.lnec.pt:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/1012807pt_BR
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.lnec.pt:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/1012807-
dc.description.abstractThere is a need for new solutions in wood protection against marine wood borers and termites in Europe. A new solution could be the esterification of wood with sorbitol and citric acid (SCA) since these are inexpensive and readily available feedstock chemicals and have shown protective properties against fungal wood degradation in earlier studies and prevented macrobiological degradation, as shown in this study. Protection of wood products in the marine environment lacks available wood preservatives that are approved for marine applications. Termite infestation is opposed mainly by biocide treatments of wood. Several wood modification systems show high resistance against both marine borers and subterranean termites. However, the existing commercialized wood modification products are costly. Both macrobiological forms of degradation represent a great threat for most European wood species, which are rapidly and severely degraded if not properly treated. This study investigated esterified wood in standard field trials against marine wood borers, and against subterranean termites in laboratory trials in a no-choice and choice test. The treatment showed good resistance against wood borers in the marine environment after one season and against subterranean termites in the laboratory after eight weeks. The low termite survival rate (SR) in the no-choice test during the first week of testing indicates a mode of action that is incomparable to other wood modification treatments.pt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.publisherMPDIpt_BR
dc.rightsopenAccesspt_BR
dc.subjectSubterranean termites; Marine wood borers; Polyesterification; Wood protectionpt_BR
dc.titleMacrobiological degradation of esterified wood with sorbitol and citric acidpt_BR
dc.typearticlept_BR
dc.description.pages11ppt_BR
dc.description.volume11, 776pt_BR
dc.description.sectorDE/NCEpt_BR
dc.description.magazineForestspt_BR
dc.contributor.peer-reviewedSIMpt_BR
dc.contributor.academicresearchersSIMpt_BR
dc.contributor.arquivoSIMpt_BR
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