Antimicrobial properties of ortho-ortho direct-linked phenolic oligomers

S. Matsumura, T. Shiotani, Kouichi Asakura, K. Kawada, T. Uchibori

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Abstract

Antimicrobial properties of the ortho-ortho direct-linked phenolic oligomers prepared by the oxidative polymerization of substituted phenols using horseradish peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide were evaluated with respect to their molecular structure. The antimicrobial activity was increased by the oligomerization in some cases, but their effectiveness was slightly inferior to that of the corresponding ortho linked methylene-bridged phenolic oligomers. The p-cresol oligomer, p-ethylphenol oligomer, p-methoxyphenol oligomer, m-cresol oligomer and 3,4-dimethylphenol oligomer exhibited lower MIC values against some gram-positive bacterial strains and fungal strains than the corresponding monomeric phenols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Phenols
Horseradish Peroxidase
Molecular Structure
Polymerization
Hydrogen Peroxide
4-cresol
3,4-dimethylphenol
4-ethylphenol

Keywords

  • antimicrobial activity
  • direct linked phenolic oligomer
  • enzymatic synthesis
  • minimum inhibitory concentration
  • polymerization effect

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  • Microbiology

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Antimicrobial properties of ortho-ortho direct-linked phenolic oligomers. / Matsumura, S.; Shiotani, T.; Asakura, Kouichi; Kawada, K.; Uchibori, T.

In: Journal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1994, p. 35-38.

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Matsumura, S. ; Shiotani, T. ; Asakura, Kouichi ; Kawada, K. ; Uchibori, T. / Antimicrobial properties of ortho-ortho direct-linked phenolic oligomers. In: Journal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan. 1994 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 35-38.
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