Adsorptive Capacity, Inhibitory Activity and Processing Techniques for a Copper-MOF Based on the 3,4-Dihydroxybenzoate Ligand


Due to the fast, emerging development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the need for novel, efficient routes to battle these pathogens is crucial; in this scenario, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for combating them effectively. Herein, a novel Cu-MOF-namely 1-that displays the formula [Cu3L2(DMF)(2)](n) (DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide) is described, synthesized by the combination of copper(II) and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid (H3L)-both having well-known antibacterial properties. The resulting three-dimensional structure motivated us to study the antibacterial activity, adsorptive capacity and processability of the MOF in the form of pellets and membranes as a proof-of-concept to evaluate its future application in devices.



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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Chemistry


Echenique-Errandonea, E; Rojas, S; Abdelkader-Fernandez, VK; Perez-Mendoza, M; Mendes, RF; Barbosa, P; Figueiredo, F; Figueira, F; Paz, FAA; Delgado-Lopez, JM; Rodriguez-Dieguez, A; Seco, JM

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This work was developed within the scope of the projects given by the University of the Basque Country (GIU 20/028 Junta de Andalucia (B-FQM-734-UGR20, ProyExcel_00386 and FQM-394), the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE) (PGC2018-102052-B-C21) and the CICECO Aveiro Institute of Materials (UIDB/50011/2020 and UIDP/50011/2020).

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