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Published on:September 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s2):s381-s384
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.52

Comparison of Antimicrobial Effects of Chemical Disinfectants with Centaury Oil

Authors and affiliation (s):

Halil Biyik H*, Esin Poyrazoğlu Çoban, Bahadır Törün, Mehmet Ali Yörükce

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Art, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, TURKEY.


This study is to compare the antimicrobial activities of commercially obtained centaury oil with silver nitrate and benzalkonium chloride against the clinically important microorganisms. Six different bacteria, two yeasts, and two molds were used. The agar well diffusion method was applied to determine antimicrobial activities against used microorganisms. The antimicrobial effect of centaury oils was not confirmed but benzalkonium chloride and silver nitrate were high effects.

Key words: Centaury Oils, Silver Nitrate, Benzalkonium Chloride, Antimicrobial Activity.



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