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Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2285-2292; doi:10.3390/molecules16032285
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Antimicrobial Properties of Some Bis(Iminoacenaphthene (BIAN)-Supported N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Silver and Gold

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Received: 16 February 2011 / Revised: 28 February 2011 / Accepted: 7 March 2011 / Published: 9 March 2011
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Abstract

The AgCl, AgOAc, AuCl, and AuOAc complexes of the new bis(imino)acenaphthene(BIAN)-supported N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and the precursor imidazolium salt have been investigated with respect to their antimicrobial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Psudomonas aeruginosa. The most active antimicrobial is the precursor imidazolium salt, which has a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value of
Keywords: N-heterocyclic carbene; gold; silver; antimicrobial N-heterocyclic carbene; gold; silver; antimicrobial
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Butorac, R.R.; Al-Deyab, S.S.; Cowley, A.H. Antimicrobial Properties of Some Bis(Iminoacenaphthene (BIAN)-Supported N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Silver and Gold. Molecules 2011, 16, 2285-2292.

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