Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 421–425

Antimicrobiai properties of aromatic compounds of plant origin

  • J. Zemek
  • M. Valent
  • M. Pódová
  • B. Košíková
  • D. Joniak
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Abstract

The antimicrobial action of 11 compounds involving guaiacyl- and syringyl-like structures (low-molecular-weight part of lignin), gallic acid and its derivatives, cinnamic acid and its derivatives, veratric acid, anisic acid and crotonic acid (a total of 25 compounds) against bacteria, yeast-like organisms and protozoa was examined. Aromatic compounds modified in the C-side chain and aldehydes were effective preferentially againstTrichomonas vaginalis, whereas against bacteria and yeast-like organisms eugenol was the most effective inhibitor.

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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Zemek
    • 1
  • M. Valent
    • 2
  • M. Pódová
    • 2
  • B. Košíková
    • 3
  • D. Joniak
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of BiotechnologySlovak Technical UniversityBratislava
  2. 2.Institute of ParasiiologyComenius UniversityBratislava
  3. 3.Institute of Chemistry, Centre of Chemical ResearchSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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