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Antimicrobial activity of some ricinoleic acid oleic acid derivatives

Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society

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Ricinoleic and acid oleic acid derivatives were screened for their antimicrobial activity, under optimum growing-conditions, against several species of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Several ricinoleic acid derivatives and petroselinic (iso-oleic) acid exhibited considerable activity; in fact, their activity against some micro-organisms was comparable to sorbic and 10-undecenoic acid, known antimicrobial agents, as indicated by this test.

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Novak, A.F., Clark, G.C. & Dupuy, H.P. Antimicrobial activity of some ricinoleic acid oleic acid derivatives. J Am Oil Chem Soc 38, 321–324 (1961).

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