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Antimicrobial activity of a Ba-MOF
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1  Department of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Academic Editor: Julio A. Seijas


Increasing the tolerance and resistance of pathogens to conventional antibiotics is a global health issue and there is a need to use effective and new substances. MOFs are highly functional materials with antimicrobial properties come from their composition, structure, and high internal volume, which could be a source for antimicrobial guest molecules integrated in the pore. In addition, MOF can contain more than one type of metal ion in the same structure. In this work, a metal-organic framework, [Ba(H2btec).H2O]n was synthesized by the deposition method using benzene-1,2,4,5-tetracarboxylic acid (H4btec) and Ba(NO3)2. Characterization of MOF was performed using XRD, XRF, FTIR, SEM analyses. The metal-organic framework used against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria including Keleb peneumonia, Staph coccus aureus, Staph sapropphyticus, Esherichia coli.

Keywords: MOF; antibacterial; barium