Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 1411–1416 | Cite as

The influence of suspending agents on preservative activity in aqueous solid/liquid dispersions

  • J. A. Myburgh
  • T. J. Mccarthy


An investigation has been made of the effect of particulate solids on the activity of selected antimicrobial preservatives in the absence and presence of pharmaceutical suspending agents. Certain preservatives were adversely affected by the suspended systems, as shown by microbiological assay, using contact killing times.


Public Health Internal Medicine Particulate Solid Microbiological Assay Killing Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Myburgh
    • 1
  • T. J. Mccarthy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Western CapeBellvilleSouth Africa

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