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An Evaluation of Ortho-Phenyl Phenol as a Fungicidal Fumigant for Archives and Libraries

TitleAn Evaluation of Ortho-Phenyl Phenol as a Fungicidal Fumigant for Archives and Libraries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsHaines, JH, Kohler, SA
JournalJournal of the American Institute for Conservation
Volume25
Pagination49-55
Keywordsbiology
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.

URLhttp://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/019713686806028078
DOI10.1179/019713686806028078