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Medicarpin-Lignin adhesive formulations for wood antifungal applications.
From our previous study where we isolated and identified medicarpin as the antifungal component inside Dalbergia congestiflora pittier we developed adhesive wood formulations based in phenolformaldehyde and depolymerized lignin, adding medicarpin to observe antifungal effects. Their evaluation inside samples with the Trametes versicolor fungus, show that their joint with our formulations caused 100% inhibition. The results of this study may be useful in developing wood-preserving formulations based on medicarpin or similar molecular structures and in expanding the scientific knowledge of laccase activity for biotechnological applications.