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Phenol-An effective antibacterial Agent
Phenol displays effective antimicrobial activity in-vitro against a wide range of organisms such as bacteria (both gram positive and gram negative), yeasts and molds [1-5]. Phenols combine with nuclear receptors involved in growth and adipogenesis maintainance. Few reports have explored their effects on growth in humans. Phenolic substituents are employed in variety of daily products such as cosmetics(parabens), antibacterial soaps(triclosan) and polycarbonate plastics or epoxy resins used in can linings [6-10]. Phenolic compounds are used as antibacterials which include pure form of phenol and by products with halogenos and alkyl groups. They act by denaturing and coagulating proteins.
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