JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 49 to 55)
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JAIC 1986, Volume 25, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 49 to 55)

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.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. PRESENT FUMIGATION STUDY
3. DISCUSSION
a: References
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