Research

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.

Events

Oct 22 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Agilent
Oct 23 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Dr. Julia Chan

News

2014 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to:

 

Eric Betzig, U.S. citizen. Born 1960 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Ph.D. 1988 from Cornell...

2014’s American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough awards

 

The University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry has been selected to receive one of 2014’s American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough awards. This award program honors...

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