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.


Oct 3 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dr. Andrew Beekman
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Oct 7 2014 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Chris Addison
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia


Congratulations Mark J. MacLachlan!

Congratulations to Professor Mark J. MacLachlan. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada by his peers in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy of Science. 

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Perrin Lab Group: Featured in Angewandte Chemie

Congratulations to the Perrin Lab group!

In collaboration with medical oncologists and radiochemists at the BC Cancer Agency, the Perrin Lab's most recent paper,"An Organotrifluoroborate for BroadlyApplicable One-Step 18F-Labeling by Zhibo...

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