THE BACTERIOLOGICAL METABOLISM OF GLYCEROL AND ITS DERIVATIVES
FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD
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Previous research showed that oxidation of the glycerol molecule, phosphatized or not, could occur only in the presence of two alcoholic functions. Data already available in the literature also indicated that when only one hydroxide is present, for example in the propane molecule, if it is a primary hydroxide, it can be oxidized by several species of bacteria, forming propionic acid. But, in the case of a secondary hydroxide isopropyl alcohol, only a few species can successfully attack it, and they are usually the acetobacter group. A study was made to determine whether, under experimental conditions with the germs in the resting phase, there were similar behavior in the presence of the monovalent alcohols of propane propyl and isopropyl on the part of germs such as E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, and B. vulgare X 19.