Microbicides for the Protection of Materials

A Handbook

  • Authors
  • Wilfried Paulus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-5
  3. Effectiveness — Mode of Action

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      Pages 7-20
  4. Substance classes: Properties — Effectiveness — Applications

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  5. Applications

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      Pages 445-469
  6. Erratum to: Formaldehyde Releasing Compounds

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      Pages 497-497
  7. Erratum to: Phenolics

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      Pages 497-497
  8. Erratum to: Heterocyclic N,S Compounds

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      Pages 497-497
  9. Erratum to: Oxidizing Agents

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      Pages 497-497
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 471-496

About this book


This book is chiefly intended for those who are using microbicides for the protection of materials. Another purpose is to inform teachers and students working on biodeterioration and to show today's technical standard to those engaged in R&D activities in the microbicide field. When trying to classify, or to subclassify, material-protecting microbicides according to their mode of action, e.g. as membrane-active and electrophilic­ active ingredients, it turned out that a clear assignment was not always possible. For that reason the author has resorted to chemistry's principle of classifying according to groups of substances (e.g. alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters, amides, etc.), thus providing the first necessary information about the micro­ bicides' properties. The description of the various groups of substances includes, whenever possible, an outline of the mode and mechanism of action of the active ingredients involved. The effective use of microbicides presupposes knowledge of their character­ istics. That is why the microbicides' chemico-physical properties, their toxicity, ecotoxicity, effectiveness, and effective spectrum are described in greater detail. As mentioned before, the characteristics of microbicides play an important role. They have to be suited to the intended application to avoid detrimental effects on the properties and the quality of the material to be protected; also production processes in which microbicides are used to avoid disturbances by microbial action must not be disturbed by the presence of those microbicides.


Metall additives pharmaceutical polymer polymers

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4939-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2118-7
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