Title

Antibacterial Properties of Plant-Derived Essential Oils

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Holly Carpenter Desai

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Chemistry

Location

Library Third Floor, Open Area

Start Date

2-4-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

2-4-2014 1:00 PM

Description/Abstract

A hydro-distillation process was developed to obtain essential oils from plants that contained antimicrobial compounds. The effectiveness of this technique was analyzed using ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The antibacterial properties of different essential oils were tested using a microbial challenge assay. The radii of inhibition of E. coli growth in the presence of different essential oils were recorded and compared with ampicillin. Lemongrass, cinnamon, and tea tree essential oils showed the greatest antibacterial action.

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Antibacterial Properties of Plant-Derived Essential Oils

Library Third Floor, Open Area

A hydro-distillation process was developed to obtain essential oils from plants that contained antimicrobial compounds. The effectiveness of this technique was analyzed using ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The antibacterial properties of different essential oils were tested using a microbial challenge assay. The radii of inhibition of E. coli growth in the presence of different essential oils were recorded and compared with ampicillin. Lemongrass, cinnamon, and tea tree essential oils showed the greatest antibacterial action.