Date of Award

6-1950

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

“Wood preservation – The art of protecting timber against the action of destructive agents. Usually refers to the treatment of wood with chemical substances (preservatives) which reduce its susceptibility to deterioration by fungi, insects, or marine borers. (2) This is the definition proposed for adoption at the forty-third annual meeting of the American Wood-Preserver’s Association in April, 1950. The work in this project was performed to accomplish a two-fold purpose: 1. Determine the inhibitive action of alcohols and amines using a new method of preparing the poisoned malt-agar medium and defining inhibition point. 2. Check the results obtained from this project against the inhibitive values obtained by Baechler (6, 7). 3. Determine those few fractions of creosote which show the greatest inhibitive power against fungi.

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