This edition is divided into two parts. Part One presents extensively diversified contributions from 23 world experts, on such topics as:
Microbicides with regard to the relationship between chemical structure and mode of action and activity; Research and development in consideration of registration procedures; Legislative aspects. The use of microbicides in 18 major application areas are described in detail.
Part Two collects Microbicide Data, organized into 21 substance classes (e.g. alcohols, aldehydes, acids, amides, etc.). This is an eagerly anticipated inventory of the Handbook of Microbicides for the Protection of Materials which appeared in 1993. The combination of the two parts in one book is unique, and has produced the most authoritative information in the field.