Antimicrobial activities of some phthalocyanine derivatives

ALPAY KARAOĞLU Ş., Şaşmaz S., Aǧar E.

Gazi Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi, vol.20, no.2, pp.79-86, 2003 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: Gazi Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-86
  • Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Phthalocyanine
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Some phthalocyanine and polymeric phthalocyanine complexes were studied for antimicrobial activity against seven bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Moraxella catarrhalis, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and two yeast like fungi (Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis). Of these, 15 phthalocyanine complexes showed varied levels of antimicrobial activity against one or more test bacteria. Antimicrobial activity was detected in two phthalocyanine complexes against gram-positive S. aureus, in 15 phthalocyanine complexes against gram-negative M. catarrhalis and in one phthalocyanine complexe against P. aeruginosa. The best antimicrobial activity was observed in the chemical 9, 22, 26, 28 and 32.