Robust Antimicrobial Compounds and Polymers Derived From Natural Resin Acids

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Public Health


We report novel robust resin acid-derived antimicrobial agents that exhibit excellent antimicrobial activities against a broad spectrum of bacteria (6 Gram-positive and 7 Gram-negative) with selective lysis of microbial membranes over mammalian membranes. Our results indicate that hydrophobicity and unique structures of resin acids can be determining factors in dictating the antimicrobial activity.

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Wang, J., Chen, Y., Yao, K., Wilbon, P., Zhang, W., & Ren, L. et al. (2012). Robust antimicrobial compounds and polymers derived from natural resin acids. Chem. Commun., 48(6), 916-918. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cc16432e