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Deterioration and preservation of wood by using natural preservatives of potential interest in Brazil

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Débora Gonçalves [1] ; Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Física de São Carlos - Brasil
[2] Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: BOSQUE; v. 41, n. 3, p. 213-220, 2020-12-00.

SUMMARY: In this review article, the main deterioration processes and uses of natural preservatives in wood are discussed, in particular in Brazil, taking into account its economic relevance in Latin America. It contextualizes the problem of protection and chemical degradation of wood, topics of interest not only in Brazil but also in other countries. In addition, the use of novel products is discussed, such as neem oil, castor oil, pepper extracts, tannins, tall oil, linseed oil, oils extracted from native timbers, chitosan and others. In terms of solutions, more studies are necessary in the field and modification of formulations with fixation agents, biocides, antioxidants, additives and others. In addition, the legal aspects of commercialization for new formulations in countries rich in natural resources, though underdeveloped, must be taken into account. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/16880-5 - Evaluation parameters related to the use of pepper extracts as natural preservatives in woods: wettability, color and mass loss
Grantee:Paula Alejandra Lara Romero
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 18/22413-9 - Sensors based on nanoporous gold for the detection of biogenic polyamines
Grantee:Debora Goncalves
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research