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Mechanisms of action of antibacterial biocides

Denyer, Stephen Paul 1995. Mechanisms of action of antibacterial biocides. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 36 (3-4) , pp. 227-245. 10.1016/0964-8305(96)00015-7

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Abstract

Antibacterial biocides are represented by a wide range of chemical agents. This chemical diversity offers a multiplicity of potentially damaging interactions with the bacterial cell. Only rarely, however, are these interactions non-specific in nature; more frequently, the morphology and physiology of the cell, when combined with the physicochemical properties of the biocide, will dictate specific targets or target regions. A knowledge and understanding of these lesions offers a powerful tool in the search for novel chemistries and improved biocidal capabilities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0964-8305
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:14
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/44262

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