Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Properties of Surfactants Various pH
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In collaboration with Rockline Industries, Sheboygan, WI, the antimicrobial activity of two surfactants have been evaluated over a range of pH. The pH of 10% commercial surfactant in water was adjusted using three organic acid/organic base pairs including citric acid, benzoic acid/sodium benzoate, and salicylic acid/sodium salicylate. Inhibition of growth of a series of bacteria and fungi over a pH range of 2-7 will be described. Additionally, the chemical synthesis and evaluation of the antibacterial activity of a novel zwitterionic surfactant will be discussed.
Dr. Jonathon Russell, Chemistry and Dr. John Hunnicutt, Biology
undergraduate, research, collaboration, chemistry, biology, antimicrobial activity, surfactants
Brauer, Nick; Garvey, Claire; Gauthier, Morgan; and Dagenais, Jessica, "Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Properties of Surfactants Various pH" (2021). Student Presentations. 16.