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Data from: Antifungal activity of water-stable copper-containing metal–organic frameworks

Citation

Bouson, Supaporn et al. (2017), Data from: Antifungal activity of water-stable copper-containing metal–organic frameworks, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.j1692

Abstract

Although metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) or porous coordination polymers have been widely studied, their antimicrobial activities have not yet been fully investigated. In this work, antifungal activity of copper-based benzene-tricarboxylate MOF (Cu-BTC MOF), which is water stable and industrially interesting, is investigated against Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae and Fusarium oxysporum. The Cu-BTC MOF can effectively inhibit the growth rate of C. albicans and remarkably inhibit the spore growth of A. niger, A. oryzae and F. oxysporum. This finding shows the potential of using Cu-BTC MOF as a strong biocidal material against representative yeasts and moulds that are commonly found in the food and agricultural industries.

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Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: RSA5880043