Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Sugar esters are biodegradable, nonionic surfactants which have microbial inhibitory properties. The influence of the fatty acid chain length on the microbial inhibitory properties of lactose esters was investigated in this study. Specifically, lactose monooctanoate (LMO), lactose monodecanoate (LMD), lactose monolaurate (LML) and lactose monomyristate (LMM) were synthesized and dissolved in both dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and ethanol. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBC) were determined in growth media. LML was the most effective ester, exhibiting MIC values of
Lee, Seung-Min; Sandhu, Guneev; and Walsh, Marie K., "Growth Inhibitory Properties of Lactose Fatty Acid Esters" (2015). Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences Faculty Publications. Paper 853.