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Fungicidal Activities and Characterization of Novel Biodegradable Cu (II) Surfactants Derived from Lauric Acid

Arun Kumar Sharma1, *, Meenakshi Saxena2, Rashmi Sharma3
1 Govt. P.G. College, Jhalawar-326001, Rajasthan, India
2 S.D. Govt. College, Beawar-305901, Rajasthan, India
3 S.P.C. Govt. College, Ajmer-305001, Rajasthan, India



Colloidal systems are extremely widespread in nature and are of great practical importance in our daily life. Surfactants are very important in modern engineering and pharmaceutical soap and the complexes of soaps with different ligands are used in almost all sectors of national economy due to the formation of micelles in solutions and high surface activity i.e. the ability of their molecules to form surface adsorption layers. For this purpose, first time we thought about the synthesis of copper surfactants/soaps and their complexation by N/S donor ligands.

Methods and Materials:

In this paper, we report the synthesis of copper laurate thiourea by conventional methods and its characterization by elemental analysis, IR, NMR, ESR spectral studies. In order to understand their biological aspects and application of these surfactants/complexes as antifungal agents, astudy has also been conducted in the field of biochemistry. In order to understand their biological aspects with special reference to fungicidal activities, three different fungi namely Aspergillus alternaria, Aspergillus Fumigatus and Aspergillus niger were taken and tested by different concentrations of copper laurate soap and its thiourea complex by P.D.A. (Potato dextrose agar) technique.


Biological studies of these compounds will also provide an important account of information about their industrial utilization.

Keywords: Copper surfactants, Anti-fungal studies, IR, NMR, ESR, Lauric acid.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2018
Volume: 5
First Page: 89
Last Page: 101
Publisher Id: CHEM-5-89
DOI: 10.2174/1874842201805010089

Article History:

Received Date: 5/5/2018
Revision Received Date: 29/7/2018
Acceptance Date: 7/8/2018
Electronic publication date: 26/10/2018
Collection year: 2018

© 2018 Sharma et al.

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