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USE OF LIGNIN-DERIVED ALDEHYDES AS ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS

United States Patent Application

20170296490
A1
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Described herein is a method and corresponding composition of matter for inhibiting the growth of fungi and oomycetes. The method includes contacting fungi or oomycetes with a growth inhibitory effective amount of one or more compounds selected from p-hydroxycoumaryl aldehyde, coniferyl aldehyde, and sinapaldehyde, and salts and esters thereof.
Piotrowski, Jeff S. (Madison, WI), Karlen, Steve D. (Verona, WI), Kabbage, Medhi (Sun Prairie, WI), Ranjan, Ashish (Madison, WI)
15/ 489,545
April 17, 2017
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.