The Structure and Antibacterial Activity of Taurine and its Magnesium Complex
The block single-crystals of taurine were obtained, and its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The single-crystal X-ray analysis of taurine reveals that the crystal belongs monoclinic, space group P2(1)/c with a = 0.52824(10) nm, b = 1.1647(8) nm, c = 0.79236(13) nm, ß = 94.0850(10). The magnesium complex with taurine has been synthesized in ethanol. The antibacterial assay of the Mg (II) complex was measureed using a modified version of the 2-fold serial dilution method. The results show that the complex shows considerable antibacterial activity against escherichia coli, bacillus subtilis and staphylococcus white.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
L. H. Wang "The Structure and Antibacterial Activity of Taurine and its Magnesium Complex", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 366, pp. 404-407, 2012