High Throughput Screening of Perfumery Raw Materials for Antimicrobial Properties

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High Throughput Screening of Perfumery Raw Materials for Antimicrobial Properties

Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, 17(7): 614-622.

Author(s): Sylvain Rey, Pauline Anziani and Markus Seyfried.

Affiliation: Firmenich SA, Biotechnology Department, Route des Jeunes 1, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.


A microdilution protocol was developed and automated using a liquid handling station, allowing the determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of hydrophobic raw materials commonly used in the perfume industry (essential oils and synthetic chemicals). Tests were performed in 96-well microtiter plates against standard bacterial test strains and skin isolates involved in underarm malodor.

The comparison with data previously reported in the literature indicated that the protocol was suitable, yielding MIC values that were in general agreement with those derived from manual test methods.

For the majority of active test compounds, results showed a pronounced difference in susceptibility pattern between the Gram-positive and Gram-negative test strains used in this study. For a group of acyclic aliphatic aldehydes, a structureactivity relationship depending on the chain length was found.


Antimicrobial, essential oil, fragrance, high throughput assay, microdilution, minimum inhibitory concentration, structure-activity relationship, susceptibility.

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Article Details

Volume: 17
Issue Number: 7
First Page: 614
Last Page: 622
Page Count: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1386207317666140313110833
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