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Study on the chemical composition of teak wood extracts in different organic solvents

Dumitru Eugen Colbu (1), Ion Sandu (2-3-4), Viorica Vasilache (2), Kamel Earar (5), Elena Daniela Paraschiv (6), Ioan Gabriel Sandu (7), Diana Iliescu Bulgaru (6), Andrei Victor Sandu (7-8)   

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 329-336 (2021)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor3717-014
Published: Jul 09, 2021 - Copyright © 2021 SISEF

Research Articles

Teak wood (Tectona grandis Linn F.) is known for its high natural resistance to attack by microorganisms. For this reason, teak wood is used for restoration works. This paper provides an assessment of the extraction capacity of various organic solvents and the chemical and physical-structural characteristics of extracts of teak wood with an age of 40 years. On the basis of literature data, we selected the solvents with potential synergetic activity in preservation treatments. For this purpose we used the SEM-EDX and GC+MS methods, assisted by computerized processing software, and corroborated the data obtained from these two instrumental techniques.


Teak Wood, Composition, Organic Solvents, Extracts, SEM-EDX, GC+MS

Authors’ address

Dumitru Eugen Colbu
Faculty of Geography and Geology, Doctoral School of Geosciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, 20A Carol I St., Corp B, 700506 Iasi (Romania)
Ion Sandu 0000-0003-4088-8967
Viorica Vasilache 0000-0002-8866-3460
Institute of Interdisciplinary Research, ARHEOINVEST Center, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, 11 Carol I St., 700506 Iasi (Romania)
Ion Sandu 0000-0003-4088-8967
Romanian Inventors Forum, 3 Sf. Petru Movila St., 700089 Iasi (Romania)
Ion Sandu 0000-0003-4088-8967
Academy of Romanian Scientists (AOSR), 54 Splaiul Independentei St., Sect. 5, 050094 Bucharest (Romania)
Kamel Earar
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, 35 Al.I. Cuza St., 800216 Galati (Romania)
Elena Daniela Paraschiv
Diana Iliescu Bulgaru 0000-0002-0847-8055
“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, Institute of Forensic Medicine Iasi, 4 Buna Vestire St., 700455 Iasi (Romania)
Ioan Gabriel Sandu 0000-0002-8135-4083
Andrei Victor Sandu 0000-0002-9292-749X
Faculty of Material Science and Engineering, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, 41 D. Mangeron St., 700050 Iasi (Romania)
Andrei Victor Sandu 0000-0002-9292-749X
National Institute for Research and Development for Environmental Protection INCDPM, 294 Splaiul Independentei, 060031 Bucharest (Romania)

Corresponding author

Andrei Victor Sandu


Colbu DE, Sandu I, Vasilache V, Earar K, Paraschiv ED, Sandu IG, Iliescu Bulgaru D, Sandu AV (2021). Study on the chemical composition of teak wood extracts in different organic solvents. iForest 14: 329-336. - doi: 10.3832/ifor3717-014

Academic Editor

Luigi Todaro

Paper history

Received: Dec 09, 2020
Accepted: May 06, 2021

First online: Jul 09, 2021
Publication Date: Aug 31, 2021
Publication Time: 2.13 months

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