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Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2285-2292; doi:10.3390/molecules16032285

Antimicrobial Properties of Some Bis(Iminoacenaphthene (BIAN)-Supported N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Silver and Gold

1, 2 and 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, University Station, A5300, Austin, TX 78712, USA 2 Chemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 16 February 2011 / Revised: 28 February 2011 / Accepted: 7 March 2011 / Published: 9 March 2011
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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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