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.


Aug 8 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Aug 18 2014 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Tulin Okbinoglu
UBC Chemistry (Kennepohl & Chou Groups)


Congratulations to Curtis, Mark and Parisa!


41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry | Singapore, 2014


Drs. Curtis Berlinguette, Mark MacLachlan and Parisa Mehrkhodavandi (left to right) of UBC Chemistry were all recently honoured as “Rising Stars”...

Postdoc receives UBC Science Travel Award


Congratulations to Rodney Smith who has received a Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Travel Award.

As part of UBC's ongoing efforts to support young...

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