V. Mkpenie, G. Ebong, I. B. Obot, B. Abasiekong, "Evaluation of the Effect of Azo Group on the Biological Activity of 1-(4-Methylphenylazo)-2-naphthol", Journal of Chemistry, vol. 5, Article ID 438946, 4 pages, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/438946
Evaluation of the Effect of Azo Group on the Biological Activity of 1-(4-Methylphenylazo)-2-naphthol
Azo-2-naphthol and 2-naphthol were tested against five microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus faecalis. 2-Naphthol was slightly active while azo-2-naphthol was highly active against all the bacteria species tested. The presence of azo group contributed more than 60% of the antibacterial activities exhibited by azo-2-naphthol on all the bacteria tested.
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