Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 3

TD-GC-MS Analysis on Antimicrobial Properties of Vitex negundo Wood/PF Bio Composites for Drug Store

Rui-lin He, Zi-xiang Chen, Ji-juan Zhang and Zhong-feng Zhang*

College of Furniture, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China.

Received on 25 April 2015 and accepted on 04 July 2015



The materials for drug store need be antimicrobial. However, Vitex negundo was easy to go mouldy. Therefore, Vitex negundo wood was pretreated by PF and made composite by hot pressing, the antimicrobial properties of wood/PF bio composites was analyzed by thermal desorption-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD-GC/MS). The results showed that Vitex negundo wood/PF bio composites contained much phenol and little formaldehyde, suggesting that wood/PF bio composites could inhibit mold growth. And the wood/PF bio composites could safely be used for drug store.

Keywords : Drug store, Vitex negundo, Wood/PF bio composites, Antibacterial properties, TD-GC-MS.