AN EVALUATION OF ORTHO-PHENYL PHENOL AS A FUNGICIDAL FUMIGANT FOR ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
John H. Haines, & Stuart A. Kohler
ABSTRACT—O-phenyl phenol (OPP) was evaluated in tests designed to simulate its proposed use as a fumigant by archives and libraries to control fungus growth. It was compared with thymol (isopropyl-meta-cresol) for its ability to render the spores of seven species of common fungi non-viable, and it was found that although each fumigant had the ability to stop or retard fungus growth, neither was totally effective in preventing fungus spores from germinating.
2. PRESENT FUMIGATION STUDY