Discipline: Chemistry and Chemical Sciences
Subcategory: Chemistry (not Biochemistry)
Karter Couser - Virginia Union University
Co-Author(s): Jasmine Walker, Nhat Le, and Karl Jackson, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
The antibacterial properties of copper nanoparticles were examined with and without the encapsulation of Mof’s also known as Metal Organic Framework. We expect that NP@MOFs reduce bacteria levels with much higher efficiency. MOFs were synthesized using solvothermal methods. The yielding amount of the MOF’S were relatively small. Calculations were done to increase the amount of Mil-53 and UiO-66.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HBCU-UP
Faculty Advisor: Karl Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: Water collection and analysis; Fecal coliform tests; Synthesis of copper and silver nanoparticles.