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Research Project: Evaluation of the Chemical and Physical Properties of Low-Value Agricultural Crops and Products to Enhance Their Use and Value

Location: Functional Foods Research

Title: Starch inclusion complex to emulsify cedarwood oil and pressure treat wood

item Eller, Fred
item Hay, William
item KIRKER, GRANT - Forest Products Laboratory
item MANKOWSKI, MARK - Forest Products Laboratory

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2017
Publication Date: 5/3/2017
Citation: Eller, F.J., Hay, W.T., Kirker, G.T., Mankowski, M.E. 2017. Starch inclusion complex to emulsify cedarwood oil and pressure treat wood [abstract]. American Oil Chemists Society.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Previously, we have demonstrated that CO2-derived cedarwood oil has a range of bioactivities, including insect repellency and toxicity as well as conferring resistance to both termites and wood-rot fungi. In the earlier pressure treatment work, ethanol was used as the diluent/carrier. However, it is preferable to use a water-based carrier for several reasons. Because water and cedarwood are immiscible, an emulsifier was used to prepare a stable mixture of the materials. This research reports the use of a starch-fatty amine inclusion complex to prepare a cedarwood oil-water emulsion and its use for treating wood against termites and wood-rot fungi.