- Japan Oil Chemists' Society
- Journal of Oleo Science (ISSN:13458957)
- pp.ess19074, (Released:2019-07-10)
1,2-Alkanediol exhibits antibacterial activity against several bacteria and yeast. However, few studies have reported antimicrobial tests on skin microbiome. Bacterial microbiome on the skin surface include Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), which causes rough skin and inflammation in atopic dermatitis and Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis), which enhances innate immunity. In this study, the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was evaluated for 1,2-alkanediol comprising 4–12 carbon atoms against S. aureus and S. epidermidis. 1,2-Alkanediol comprising 6–12 carbon atoms exhibited antimicrobial activity against both species of Staphylococcus. The antibacterial activity depended on the alkyl chain length. In addition, the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) on agar was evaluated for 1,2-alkanediol comprising 6–12 carbon atoms. 1,2-Octanediol and 1,2-decanediol exhibited significant bactericidal activity.