Biological Activity of Quaternary Ammonium Salts and Their Derivatives

Dobrawa Kwaśniewska , Ying-Lien Chen , Daria Wieczorek


Besides their positive role, microorganisms are related to a number of undesirable effects, including many diseases, biodeterioration and food spoilage, so when their presence is undesired, they must be controlled. Numerous biocides limiting the development of microorganisms have been proposed, however, in this paper the biocidal and inhibitory activity of quaternary ammonium salts (QASs) and their zwitterionic derivatives is addressed. This paper presents the current state of knowledge about the biocidal activity of QAS and their derivatives. Moreover, the known mechanisms of antimicrobial activity and the problem of emerging resistance to QAS are discussed. The latest trends in the study of surfactants and their potential use are also presented.
Author Dobrawa Kwaśniewska (WT / KTiAI)
Dobrawa Kwaśniewska,,
- Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis
, Ying-Lien Chen - National Taiwan University
Ying-Lien Chen ,,
, Daria Wieczorek (WT / KTiAI)
Daria Wieczorek,,
- Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis
Journal seriesPathogens, ISSN 2076-0817, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.55
Article number459
Keywords in Polishczwartorzędowe sole amoniowe, sulfobetainy, aktywność biobójcza
Keywords in Englishquaternary ammonium salts; sulfobetaines; biocidal activity
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 30-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.405 (2)
Citation count*18 (2021-07-27)
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