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Importance of the wood secondary metabolites on the physical properties and the durability of four tropical wood species from Cameroon

Mbang T., Thévenon Marie-France, Gérard Jean, Thibaut Anne, Thibaut Bernard. 2005. Importance of the wood secondary metabolites on the physical properties and the durability of four tropical wood species from Cameroon. International Forestry Review, 7 (5), Résumé : pp. 177-178. IUFRO World Congress. 22, Brisbane, Australie, 8 August 2005/13 August 2005.

Journal article ; Article de revue à facteur d'impact
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Abstract : The role of wood extractives on the physical behaviour and the durability was investigated for four timbers from Cameroon: mansonia, bubinga, moabi and padauk. Physical properties such as density, shrinkage (tangential, radial and total), fibre saturation point and colour were measured on solid wood samples before and after two successive soxhlet extractions using ethanol-toluene (1-2 v/v) and boiling water. The influence of extractives on wood natural durability was carried out by testing crude and extracted sawdusts against the activity of termites (Reticulitermes santonensis). The extractions were performed as for the solid wood samples, and the sawdust was tested after the first and the second extraction. Extraction rates have been calculated for each set of extractions. In each case, sawdust was compacted into a disc and place in a petri dish (containing wet sand as a medium) with 50 termite workers, one nymph and one soldier. A daily observation was done, and after five weeks the termite survival rates in the test petri dishes were compared with the controls. The results obtained showed that the wood extractives play an important role in the physical properties (especially in the shrinkage) as well as in the durability against termites. (Résumé d'auteur)

Classification Agris : K50 - Processing of forest products

Axe stratégique Cirad : Hors axes (2005-2013)

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Mbang T., ENSP [Ecole nationale supérieure polytechnique] (CMR)
  • Thévenon Marie-France, CIRAD-FORET-UPR Bois tropicaux (FRA)
  • Gérard Jean, CIRAD-FORET-UPR Bois tropicaux (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-8636
  • Thibaut Anne, CIRAD-FORET-UPR Bois tropicaux (GUF)
  • Thibaut Bernard, CNRS (GUF)

Autres liens de la publication

  • Document en bibliothèque
  • Localisation du document : BA_PEBA876 [(Bibliothèque de Baillarguet)] ; BA_BR3725 [(Bibliothèque de Baillarguet)]

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