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.


Sep 10 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dr. Thomas Ostapowicz
Sep 11 2014 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Yuan You
UBC Chemistry (Bertram Group)
Sep 17 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dr. Shrin Pal


Congratulations Professor Raymond Andersen!

Dr. Andersen is the 2015 recipient of The American Society of Pharmacognosy, Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award. This award, given in recognition of outstanding lifetime...

2014 Canadian Chemistry Olympiad

Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO) selects and organizes the Canadian team each year to go the International Chemistry Olympiad. In the ICHO 2014, held in Hanoi, Vietnam from July 20th to 29th, all the four high school students in the Canadian...

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