European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 74, Issue 6, pp 909–911 | Cite as

Biological resistance of pine wood treated with nano-sized zinc oxide and zinc borate against brown-rot fungi

  • Charalampos LykidisEmail author
  • Miklos Bak
  • George Mantanis
  • Robert Németh
Brief Original


In this work, the biological resistance of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) wood impregnated with nano-sized zinc oxide and zinc borate against the fungi Daedalea quercina, Poria placenta and Serpula lacrymans was evaluated. It can be concluded that nano-sized zinc oxide inhibited the biological degradation of pine wood against Serpula lacrymans, while it was ineffective against the brown-rot fungus Poria placenta. Pine wood treated with nano-sized zinc borate exhibited higher biological resistance against the fungi Serpula lacrymans and Poria placenta.


Wood Specimen Zinc Borate Biological Resistance Coniophora Puteana Poria Placenta 
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The authors would like to thank Nanophos SA for the supply of the nano-ZnB and nano-ZnO dispersions used in this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Forest Products TechnologyHellenic Agricultural Organisation “Demeter”AthensGreece
  2. 2.Faculty of Wood Sciences, Institute of Wood ScienceUniversity of West HungarySopronHungary
  3. 3.Research Lab of Wood Science and Technology, Department of Wood and Furniture Design and TechnologyTechnological and Educational Institution (TEI) of ThessalyKarditsaGreece

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