Investigations of copper-based biocides in wood preservation

In collaboration with Prof John Ruddick (IBC Wood Science), Wei Xue in the Kennepohl Group is exploring the fate of next generation copper-based biocides and their ability to protect wood from biological agents. Our work has demonstrated that new 'micronized copper' biocides generate soluble copper species within sawdust samples, indicating that these approaches are likely effective in protecting wood products from bacteria and fungi. Current efforts seek to quantify and localize the available soluble copper species and to assess the biocide activity during in situ experiments.


Jan 26 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Frédérique Deiss
University of Alberta Department of Chemistry & Alberta Gylcomics Centre
Jan 27 2015 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Geraldine Richmond: Fisher Scientific Sustainability Lecture
Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Jan 29 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Vipender Singh
MIT, Departments Chemistry and of Biological Engineering


Congratulations to Dr. William Cullen!

Congratulations to  Dr. William Cullen. He is the recipients of the 2015 E.W.R. Steacie Award. The award will be presented to Dr. William Cullen during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition,...

Congratualtions to Dr. David Perrin!

Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin. He is the recipients of the 2015 Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) Lectureship Award. The award will be presented to Dr. David Perrin during the 98th...

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