Surface treatment for preventing decay and termite attack in wood using didecyl dimethyl ammonium tetrafluoroborate (DBF) incorporated with acryl-silicon type resin

Hwang W., Kartal S., Shinoda K., Imamura Y.

HOLZ ALS ROH-UND WERKSTOFF, vol.63, no.3, pp.204-208, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00107-004-0558-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-208
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Surface treatment of wood was carried out using acryl-silicon type resin including didecyl dimethyl ammonium tetralluoroborate (DBF), boron-containing quaternary ammonia compound. Surface-treated wood specimens were exposed laboratory decay resistance tests after completing a 10-cyle severe weathering process. In laboratory decay resistance tests, one brown-rot decay fungus, Fomitopsis palustris and one white-rot decay fungus, Trametes versicolor were used. The specimens were also subjected to laboratory termite resistance tests using subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus. Wood specimens treated with 2% DBF and resin containing preservative solution showed improved decay and termite resistance suggesting that the preservative solution at 2% DBF concentration provides lasting protection against wood degradation owing to the amount of DBF remaining in the wood after severe weathering process. However field tests are needed to determine the performance of surface-treated wood with DBF and the acryl-silicon type resin in more realistic conditions.