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Abstract

Summary: Effects of phenol, 2-phenoxyethanol and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide on the oxygen uptake of suspensions of supplied with various single oxidizable substrates were examined. Phenol and 2-phenoxyethanol at low concentrations caused a stimulation of oxygen uptake in the presence of mannitol, glucose or lactose which was not associated with an increase in viable count, no stimulation with glycerol, and a retarded oxygen uptake with lactate, succinate or pyruvate. At higher concentrations phenol and 2-phenoxyethanol caused a retardation of oxygen uptake with all substrates, the degree varying with the substrate. Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide was toxic at very low concentrations and no stimulation of oxygen uptake by low concentrations or differential response in presence of different substrates was found.

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1952-02-01
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