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Publication numberUS3852441 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1974
Filing dateMar 14, 1973
Priority dateDec 14, 1970
Publication numberUS 3852441 A, US 3852441A, US-A-3852441, US3852441 A, US3852441A
InventorsJ Kooistra
Original AssigneeProcter & Gamble
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Synergistic mixtures of diphenylbismuth acetate and the zinc salt of 1-hydroxy-2-pyridine thione effect as antibacterial and antifungal agents
US 3852441 A
Mixtures of the heavy metal salts of 1-hydroxy-2-pyridinethione and either diphenylbismuth acetate, bismuth trichloride, bismuth formic iodide, or bismuth subgallate, provide synergistic antibacterial and antifungal activity, especially against Pseudomonas aeruginosa; compositions containing said mixture exhibit this same antibacterial and antifungal effectiveness.
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Unite States Patent Kooistra, ,1 r.



Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company,

Cincinnati, Ohio Filed: Mar. 14, 1973 Appl. No.1 341,191

Related U.S. Application Data Continuation of Ser. No. 98,085, Dec. 14, 1970, abandoned.


U.S. C1 424/245, 252/106, 252/107,

1 424/263, 424/296 Int. CL... A0ln 9/02, A01n 9/22, A0ln 11/001 Field of Search 424/131, 245, 263, 296

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 10/1957 Bernstein et a1 252/400 X 3,235,455 2/1966 Judge et a1 424/67 X 3,239,411 3/1966 Lcebrick 424/43 X 3,281,366 10/1966 Judge et a1 424/233 X 3,412,033 11/1968 Karsten et a1 424/65 OTHER PUBLICATIONS The Merck Index, 7th Ed.; 1960, pp. 155 and 157.

Primary Examiner-Jerome D. Goldberg Assistant Examiner-Allen J. Robinson Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Robert B. Aylor; Ronald L. Hemingway [57] ABSTRACT 2 Claims, No Drawings SYNERGISTIC MIXTURES OE DIPHENYLBISMUTH ACETATE AND THE ZINC SALT OF l-HYDROXY-Z-PYRIDINE THIONE EFFECT AS ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION This application is a continuation of my copending application Ser. No. 98,085, filed Dec. 14, 1970, for SYNERGISTIC MIXTURES OF DIPHENYLBIS- MUTH ACETATE AND THE ZINC SALT OF 1- HYDROXY-Z-PYRIDINETHIONE AND COMPOSI- TIONS CONTAINING SAME, now abandoned.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to improved mixtures of antibacterial and antifungal agents and compositions containing said mixtures. More particularly, it relates to such mixtures which give improved activity against more resistant bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Prior Art U.S. Pat. No. 3,239,41 1, issued Mar. 8, 1966, teaches that various organo-bismuth compounds, such as diphenylbismuth acetate, are effective antibacterial and antifungal agents for use against a wide variety of grampositive and gram-negative organisms. Similarly, the heavy metal salts of i-hydroxy-Z-pyridinethione are known. See, e.g., U.S. Pat. No. 2,809,971. The use of zinc pyridinethione as an antibacterial agent has been disclosed in various soap, detergent and cosmetic preparations. See, e.g., U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,412,033; 3,281,366; and 3,235,455. I

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention is directed toward synergistic combinations of the heavy metal salts of l-hydroxy-Z- pyridinethione and either phenylbismuth acetate, bismuth trichloride, bismuth'formic iodide, or bismuth subgallate. This synergism ispresent in all proportions of these classes of antibacterial compounds. It is most evident in the preferred ratio of from 1:9 to 9:1, the most preferred ratio being 80:20, and the most pre-' ferred mixture being diphenylbismuth acetatezzinc 1- hydroxy-2 pyridinethione.

' The synergism of these mixtures is evident against a wide variety of bacteria, yeast and fungal species, but it is most impressive against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Ps.a.), which is extremely difficult to inhibit. Ps.a. is currently a problem in many hospitals due to its inherent resistance to most antibacterial agents. At the same time, the mixtures will also display their synergistic activity against the common organisms such as Staphyl-. 'coccus epidermidis (S.ep.), Streptococcus faecalis (St.

f.), and Escherichia coli (E.c.). Other bacteria which are controlled by the mixture are disclosed hereinafter in the examples.

It has also been found that the above-disclosed combination of antibacterial agents possesses synergistic antibacterial properties whereby a lasting antibacterial and antifungal effect is obtained particularly in soap and non-soap synthetic detergent compositions, and

. other products where an antibacterial action is desired.

Such compositions containing the synergistic combination of the present invention in amounts of from about 0.2% to about 3%, preferably about 1%, are particularly effective.

The term soap as used herein is meant to designate alkali metal soaps such as the sodium and potassium salts of the higher fatty acids of naturally occurring plant or animal esters, e.g., palm oil, coconut oil, ha bassu oil, soybean oil, castor oil, tallow, whale and fish oils, grease and lard and mixtures thereof. Sodium and potassium soaps can be made by direct saponification of the fats and oils or by the neutralization of the fatty acids which are prepared in a separate manufacturing process. Examples of suitable soaps are the sodium, potassium, ammonium and alkylolammonium salts of higher fatty acids (C C Particularly useful are the sodium and potassium salts of the mixtures of fatty acids derived from coconut oil and tallow, i.e., sodium or potassium tallow and coconut soap.

Anionic synthetic detergents which can be used with the antibacterial combinations of the present invention can be broadly defined as the water-soluble salts, in-

' cluding the alkali metal, ammonium and substituted ammonium salts, of organic sulfuric reaction products having in their molecular structure an alkyl radical containing from about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms and a radical selected from the group consisting of sulfonic acid and sulfuric acid ester radicals.

Important examples of the synthetic detergents which can be used with the compositions of the present invention are the following: alkali metal (e.g., sodium and potassium) ammonium and substituted ammonium (e.g., lower alkyl ammonium) salts of the following:

alkyl sulfates, especially those obtained by sulfating the higher alcohols produced by reducing the glycerides of tallow or coconut oil; random paraffin sulfonates, in

. which the alkyl group contains from about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms, prepared by treating random paraffin hydrocarbons in sulfur dioxide and chlorine in the presence of light'followed by treating witha base; branched or linear alkyl benzene sulfonates, in which the alkyl group contains from about 8 to about 18 carbon atoms, preferably from about 10 to about 14 carbon atoms, especially those of the types described in U.S. Pat. No. 2,220,099, and 2,477,383; sodium alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonates, especially those ethers of the higher alcohols derived from tallow and coconut oil; coconut oil fatty acid monoglyceride sulfates and sulfonates; sulfuric acid esters of the reaction product of one mole of a higher fatty alcohol (e.g., tallow or coconut alcohols) and from about 1 to about 6,'preferably about 3 moles of ethylene oxide; alkyl phenol ethylene oxide ether sulfates with about 4 units of ethylene oxide per molecule and in whichthe alkyl radicals contain about 9 car bonatoirisfihe reaction product of fatty acids esterified with isethionic acid and neutralized with sodium hydroxide where, for example, the fatty acids are derived from coconut oil; fatty acid amides of the methyl taurine in which the fatty acids, for example, are denature. The length of the hydrophilic or polyoxyalkylene radical which is condensed with any particular hydrophobic group can be readily adjusted to yield a water-soluble compound having the desired degree of balance between hydrophilic and hydrophobic elements.

\ For example, a well-known class of nonionic synthetic detergents is made available on the market under the trade name of Pluronic. These compounds are formed by condensing ethylene oxide with a hydrophobic base formed by the condensation of propylene oxide with propylene glycol. The hydrophobic portion of the molecule which, of course, exhibits water insolubility has a molecular weight of from about 1,500 to about 1,800. The addition of polyoxyethylene radicals to this hydrophobic portion tends to increase the water solubility of the molecule as a whole and the liquid character of the products is retained up to the point where polyoxyethylene content is about 50% of the total weight of the condensation product.

Other suitable nonionic synthetic detergents include:

1. The polyethylene oxide condensates of alkyl phenols, e.g., the condensation products of alkyl phenols having an alkyl group containing from about 6 to 12 carbon atoms in either a straight chain or branched chain configuration, with ethylene oxide, the said ethylene oxide being present in amounts equal to 10 to 60 moles of ethylene oxide per mole of alkyl phenol. The

containing from about 40 to about 80% polyoxyethylene by weight and having a'molecular weight of from. about 5,000 to about l1,000 resulting from the reaction of ethylene oxide groups with a hydrophobic base constituted of the reaction product of ethylene diamine and excess propylene oxide, said base having a molecular weight of the order of 2,500 to 3,000, are satisfactory.

3. -The condensation product of aliphatic alcohols having from 8 to 18 carbon atoms, in either straight chain or branched chain configuration, with ethylene oxide, e.g., a coconut alcohol ethylene oxide condensate having from 10 to 30 moles of ethylene oxide per mole of coconut alcohol, the coconut alcohol fraction having from 10 to 14 carbon atoms.

4. Long chain tertiary amine oxides corresponding to the following general formula, R R R N 0, wherein R 1 contains an alkyl, alkenyl or monohydroxy alkyl radical of from about8 to about l8 carbon atoms from to about ethylene oxide moieties, and from 0 to 1 glyceryl moiety, and R and R contain from 1 to about 3 carbon atoms andfrom O to about] hydroxy group,

e.g., methyl, ethyl, propyl, hydroxy ethyl, or hydroxy propyl radicals. The arrow in the formula is a conventional representation of a semi-polar bond. Examples of amine oxides suitable for use in this invention include dimethyldodecylamine oxide, oleyldi(2-hydroxyethyl) amine oxide, dimethyloctylamine oxide, dimethyldecylamine oxide, dimethyltetradccylamineoxide, 3,6-

4 ,9-trioxaheptadecyldiethylamine oxide, di(2 -hydroxyethyl)-tetradecylamine oxide, 2-dodecoxyethyldime thylamine oxide, 3-dodecoxy-2-hydroxypropyldi(3- hydroxypropyl)amine oxide, dimethylhexadecylamine oxide.

5. Long chain tertiary phosphine oxides corresponding to the following general formula RRRP 0, wherein R contains an alkyl, alkenyl or monohydroxyalkyl radical ranging from 8 to 18 carbon atoms in chain length, from O to about 10 ethylene oxide moieties and from O to 1 glyceryl moiety and R and R" are each alkyl or monohydroxyalkyl groups containing from 1 to 3 carbon atoms. The arrow in the formula is a conventional representation of a semipolar bond. Examples of suitable phosphine oxides are:

dodecyldimethylpho sphine oxide, tetradecyldimethylphosphine oxide, tetradecylmethylethylphosphine oxide, 3,6,9-trioxaoctadecyldimethylphosphine oxide, cetyldimethylphosphine oxide, 3-dodecoxy-2-hydroxyprop y1di( Z-hydroxyethyl phosphine oxide, stearyldimethylphosphine oxide,

cetylethylpropylphosphine oxide, oleyldiethylphosphine oxide, dodecyldiethylphosphine oxide, tetradecyldiethylphosphine oxide, dodecyldipropylphosphine oxide, dodecyldi(hydroxymethyl)phosphine oxide, dodecyldi(2-hydroxyethyl)phosphine oxide, tetradecylmethyl-2hydroxypropylphosphine oxide,

oleyldimethylphosphine oxide, I

Z-hydroxydodecyldimethylphosphine oxide.

6. Long chain dialkyl sulfoxides containing one short chain alkyl or hydroxy alkyl radical of l to about 3 carbon atoms (usually methyl) and one long hydrophobic chain which contains alkyl, alkenyl, hydroxy alkyl, or keto alkyl radicals containing from about 8 to about 20 carbon atoms, from O to about 10 ethylene oxide moiantibacterial agents of the present invention can be broadly described as derivatives of aliphatic quaternary ammonium, phosphonium, and sulfonium compounds, in which the aliphatic radicals can be straight chain or branched, and wherein one of the aliphatic substituents contains from about 8 to 18 carbon atoms and one contains an anionic water solubilizing group, e.g., carboxy, s ulfonate, sulfate, phosphate, or phosphonate. A general formula for these compounds is:

wherein R contains an alkyl, alkenyl, or hydroxy alkyl radical of from about 8 to about 18 carbon atoms, from 0 to about 10 ethylene oxide moieties and from O to l glyceryl moiety; Y is selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur atoms; R is an alkyl or monohydroxyalkyl group containing 1 to about 3 carbon atoms; x is 1 when Y is a sulfur atom and 2 when Y is a nitrogen or phosphorous atom, R is an alkylene or hydroxyalkylene of from 1 to about 4 carbon atoms and Z is a radical selected from the group consisting of carboxylate, sulfonate, sulfate, phosphonate, and phosphate groups. Examples include: 4-[N,N-di(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-octadecylammonio]- butane- 1 -carboxylate; 5-[S-3-hydroxypropyl-S-hexadecylsulfonio] 3-hydroxypentane-l-sulfate; 3-[P,P-diethyl-p-3,6,9-

trioxatetradecoxylphosphonio]-2-hydroxy-propane- 1 -phosphate; 3-[N,N-dipropyl-N-3-dodecoxy-2- hydroxypropylammonio -propanel -phosphonate;

3-( N,N-dimethyl-N-hexadecylamrnonio)propane- N,N-dimethyl-N-hexadecylammonio)propane-1- sulfonate;

3-( N,N-dimethyl-N-hexadecylammonio)-2- hydroxypropanel -sulfonate;

4-[N,N-di( 2-hydroxyethyl )-N-( 2- hydroxydodecyl )ammonio]-butanel -carboxylate;

are sodium 3-dodecylaminopropionate, sodium 3- dodecylaminopropane sulfonate, dodecyl-B-alanine, N-alkyltaurines such as the one prepared by reacting dodecylamine with sodium isethionate according to the teaching of US. Pat. NO. 2,658,072, N-higher alkyl aspartic acids such as those produced according to the teaching'of US. Pat. No. 2,438,091, and the products sold under the trade name Miranol" and described in US. Pat. No. 2,528,378.

Detergent formulations containing the antibacterial compositions of the present invention can also contain from about 0 to about 90%, preferably from about to about 90% of water-soluble alkaline detergency builder salts, either of the organic or inorganic types. Examples of such builder salts can be found in US. Pat. No. 3,336,233, issued Aug. 15, 1967, column 9, lines 29-66, which is incorporated herein by reference.

The detergent formulations can also contain any of the usual adjuvants, diluents, and additives, for exam ple, perfumes, anti-tarnishing agents, anti-redeposition agents, dyes, fluorescers, suds builders, suds depressors and the like without detracting from the advantageous properties of the antibacterial compositions of the present invention.

Examples of diluents which may be incorporated into a synthetic detergent bar in amounts of up to about of the bar include soaps, especially heavy metal insoluble soaps, (metallic salts of higher fatty acids); starches such as cornstarch; and clays such as china clay or fullers earth. Other diluents include inorganic salts such as sodium and potassium chlorides and sulfates. Such diluents add bulk to the barand improve its cosmetic properties without impairing its detergent or cohesive properties.

In compositions the antibacterial mixture may tend to react slowly to give the phenylbismuth di(pyridinethione-N-oxide) of the copending application of John D. Curry, application Ser. No. 98,086, filed concurrently herewith now abandoned. Therefore, the shelf life of some compositions containing the mixture of diphenylbismuth acetate and zinc 1-hydroxy-2pyridinethione may be limited insofar as stability is concerned. The mixture of diphenylbismuth acetate and zinc lhydroxy-2-pyridinethione is stable for an indeterminate period of time in buffered solutions such as pHisoderm. The mixture is also effective when slurried in water or dissolved in an organicsolvent. Care, however, should be taken when using the mixture in an organic solvent, since zinc 1-hydroxy-2-pyridinethione when solubilized may have increased toxicity to mammals. This same care should be taken when zinc lhydroxy-2-pyridinethione is mixed in alkaline solutions with detergents and other salts containing a sodium ion. Under such circumstances, the zinc l-hydroxy-Z- pyridinethione can be changed to the soluble sodium l-hydroxy-2-pyridinethione which will display mammalian toxicity.

These precautions as to mammalian toxicity, of course, are irrelevant where contact with mammals is kept to a minimum.

The following examples illustrate the invention.

EXAMPLE I Diphenylbismuth acetate and l-hydroxy-2- pyridinethione were tested to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) in agar for the two materials and their'mixtures against Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli.

l0,000 ppm stock solutions of diphenylbismuth acetate and l-hydroxy-2-pyridinethione were prepared in dimethyl formamide. The sanitizers were combined in the desired test ratios, mixed thoroughly and added directly to l9 to 20 ml of molten trypticase soy agar to give a series of graded concentrations for each ratio. Thorough rotation of plates assured adequate mixing of the sanitizers before agar solidification. Appropriate control plates containing concentrations of each sanitizer alone as well as plain agar were included. All plates remained at room temperature overnight.

01 ml of a diluted 18 hour broth culture of each organism was added directly onto a sterile one-half inch diameter filter disc. The Staphylococcus epidermidis was used at a dilution of 1:1000; the Streptococcus faecalis was used at a dilution of 1:10; the Pseudomonas aeruginosa was used at a dilution of l:10,000; and the Escherichia coli was used at a dilution of l:l0,000. Sufficient discs were prepared in this manner to inoculate each plate with all organisms. Discs containing bacteria were placed on the agar surfaces, marked in numbered sectors, for approximately 30 minutes and then removed.

Plates were incubated 48 hours at 37C. and then ex amined for growth.

The following table summarizes the ratios of diphenylbismuth acetate (PBA) to l-hydroxy-2- pyridinethione (ZPT) tested, the minimal inhibitory concentrations in parts per million of said mixtures and the ratio sum for each mixture. Where the ratio sum is greater than 1, there is antagonism, and where the ratio sum is less than 1, there is synergism, assuming a straight line relationship for activity vs. concentration. The results clearly show synergism for all ratios of the two antibacterial agents.

Table I Synergism of Several Ratios of PBA and ZPT Against Four Organisms (MIC Test in Agar) Organism PBA:ZPT MIC (ppm) Ratio Sum* Staphylococcus 100:0 8.0 11000 epidermidis 80:20 6.0 0.900 60:40 4.0 0.700 40:60 1.0 0.200 20:80 1.0 0.225 :100 4.0 1.000

Srreplocuccus 100:0 10.0 1 .000 faecalis 80:20 2.0 0.240 60:40 0.5 0.070 40:60 0.5 0.080 20:80 1.0 1.180 0:100 5.0 1.000

Pscudomunas 100:0 100 1.000 aeruginosa 80:20 20 0.227 60:40 20 01253 40:60 20 0.280 20:80 20 0.307 0:100 60 1.000

Escherichia 100:0 20 1.000 culi 80:20 8.0 0.720

Ratio sum 1 antagonism Ratio sum 1 synergism Calculations according to: Zwart Voorspuiji. A. and Nass. C. Arc/I. Imam. P/lurmucodynumic 109:211-28, 1957.

The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of 80:20 ratios of PBA:ZPT against several other organisms were determined according to the method described in Example 1. Diluted broth cultures'of the organisms were added directly to agar surfaces with Kline antigen microdroppers instead of using the filter paper discs previously described. Results were as follows:

Brain heart infusion agar 1% glucose used as growth medium (anaerobic) "Trypticase soy agar 0.1; ofa 95:5 ratio ofnleimpalmitic acid used as growth medium "'Modil'ted gradient plate technique of Hunt and Sardham used (Applied Microbiology 17 2:32930, 1969) EXAMPLE II The following test method was used in this example: Cornified epidermis was obtained from the plantar surfaces of human volunteers by cutting sheets of uniform thickness (0.4 mm.) with a dermitome. Discs, 6 mm. in

diameter, were cut from the sheets with a number 2 cork borer. A 2.5% stock solution ofpHisoderm and 10,000 parts per million stock solutions of diphenylbismuth acetate (PBA) and zinc l-hydroxy-Z- pyridinethione (ZPT) in dimethylformamide (DMF) were prepared. Small, screwcapped vials held 20 m1. of the pHisoderm solution containing either the sanitizers along or in combination in concentrations ranging from 0.5% to 2% to 300 ppm). A control was also included.

The required number of discs were added to the vials which then were mechanically agitated for 10 minutes in a 50C. water bath. The vial contents were then transferred to a small beaker where the washing liquid was removed by suction and three 30 ml. distilled water rinses were applied with suction removal of the rinse water. The discs were then dried for 2 hours on paper towels covered with a plexiglass shield to prevent air contamination. The dry discs were placed on the surface of 15 ml. of solidified trypticase soy agar (TSA) in a Petri dish (no more than two discs/dish). A 1:10,000 dilution of' each of the test organisms in TSA at 50C. was prepared. Each Petri dish was overlaid with 10 ml. of agar seeded with one of the organisms. After agar solidification, the dishes were refrigerated overnight to allow diffusion of any sanitizer away from the disc into the medium. The following day, the dishes were placed in a 37C. incubator for 24 hours.

The diameter of any clear zones of bacterial growth inhibition were measured in mm. including the diameter of the disc. A clear zone is indicative of sanitizer retention on excised stratum corneum after the washing and rinsing process. Synergism of two compounds is evident if a zone produced by a combination is greater than the zone produced by the same concentration of both compounds tested separately.

The diameters of zones around discs washed in the stated concentrations of either PBA, ZPT, or combinations of these agents are presented in Table 11 for two test organisms Escherichia coli and Pseudamonas aeruginosa. The presence or absence of synergism is also indicated.

Table 11 Synergism of PBAzZPT Combinations Against Two Gram-negative Bacteria in the Human Corneum Disc Test 7: Concentration in 2.5% pHisoderm Test Organisms Table Il-Continued synergism of PBAzZPT Combinations Against Two Gram-negative Bacteria in the Human Corneum Disc Test 70 Concentration in 2.5% Hisoderm Test Organisms All values are total zone diameters in mm. (including 6 mm. disc) +Synergism As can be seen, synergism was realized with every combination of PBA and ZPT tested against both organisms, but the most pronounced effect was found with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

EXAMPLE III The following test method was utilized:

PBA and ZPT were prepared in pHisoderm in the following concentrations:

0.01% PBA:

0.01% ZPT;

0.0075% PBA 0.0025% ZPT;

0.005% PBA 0.005% ZPT; and

0.0025% PBA -1- 0.0075% ZPT. 1

These concentrations were prepared by adding the dry sanitizer powders directly to pl'lisoderm" and mixing thoroughly with a mechanical mixer. The final product for a given test was distributed in 12 small plastic bottles for use byeach test subject at home and two larger bottles for laboratory handwashings.

Groups of 12 subjects were employed in the testing of each product. They were chosen at random from a large group of available subjects who use non-sanitizer products exclusively for personal hygiene. During the three-day testing period, each subject used only the assigned product for hand cleansing. Three regimented washings were required daily in the laboratory as follows: I

a. The hands were moistened under 100F. running tap water.

b. The product was squeezed from a plastic bottle into the palm in an amount approximately the size of a 25 cent piece.

c. The product was distributed over the hands and lather worked for 90 seconds.

d. The hands were then rinsed under running tap water for 30 seconds.

Ad libitum washings were doneat home. On day 1, the test product was given to the panelists for home use and they completed the three standard washes for that day. The same schedule was followed the second day and on the morning of the third day, quantitative determinations of the bacterial hand flora were made as follows:

a. Four successive handwashings were performed as described above using a blank bar soap containing no antibacterial agents.

b. A fifth standardized washing was done in a basin containing 1 liter ofsterile distilled water with careful rinsing in this basin. 7

c. Aliquots were taken from the thoroughly mixed basin contents, added to 30 ml. of sterile distilled water in a membrane funnel,. and passed through sterile membrane filters with vacuum suction. d. The filters were incubated on pads saturated with 2X concentrated trypticase soy broth plus 10% 5 horse serum and 1% Tween 80 in plastic dishes for 48 hours at 37C.

e. Colonies appearing on the filters were counted and these numbers multiplied by the appropriate dilution factor to determine the number of bacteria/- liter in the fifth basin.

The numbers of colonies for each panelist were converted to logarithms to minimize unusually high or low counts. These values were averaged to determine the mean log of the fifth basin bacterial count. Log percent reduction for each subject was determined using the log of 1.3 X or 6.1184, as an average for the fifth basin bacterial count obtained from more than 500 handwashings by nonantibacterial soap users. These values were then averaged to obtain the mean log percent reduction.

Table Ill Synergism of Ratios of PBAzZPT in Handwashing Tests Sanitizer Concentrations Mean Log in pl-lisoderm* Mean Log 71 Reduction 0.01% PBA 5.7942 52.60 0.01% ZPT 5.7764 0.0075'7r PBA 0.00257: ZPT 5.3790 81.78 3 0.005% PBA 0.005% ZPT 5.5987 69.78 5.6258 67.83

0.00257: PBA 0.00757: ZPT

Two-day exposures sults:

These results demonstrate the slkin degerming effectiveness'of PBA:ZPT under conditions of actual use by human subjects.

EXAMPLE 1V Using the test procedure of Example 1 with Kline an-.

tigen microdroppers for delivery of the inoculum to the agar surfaces, the minimal inhibitory concentration was determined for an 80:20 mixture of PBA:ZPT in a water slurry containing no solvent against the following indicated organisms:

Table IV (80:20) in pHisoderm have shown the following re- Organism MlC (ppm) Slaphylococr'ur aureus 0.5 Escherichia ruli 6 Pseudomunas aeruginam 40 Table IV-Continued Organism MIC (ppm) Serraliu marcescens 8 Klebsiella pneumoniue 8 Enterobacler aerogener l EXAMPLE V Shampoo Compositions Diethanolamide of 2.0 coconut fatty acids Acetylated lanolin Phenyl mercuric acetate" Perfume 80:20 mixture of PBAzZPT Water (make up balance) pH Alkyl radicals derived from fatty alcohol. 25.3% tallow.

Acyl radicals derived from coconut fatty acids. 3W7: solution in oleic acid in No. 1 and No. 2.

from coconut and 3% from Composition No. 4 Percent Dimethyl coconut amine oxide 8.0 Disodium lauryl beta-iminodipropionate 5.0 Sodium coconut sulfate 4.0 Coconut diethanolamide- 1.0 80:20 mixture of PBAzZPT 1.0 Perfume 0.5 Color Less than 0.01 Citric acid to adjust pH to 7.5

Water Balance The alkyl radical is derived from middle cut coconut alcohol and has approximately the following chain length composition: 2'7: C 66% C 23% C and 9% C,,.. Wholeut.


A shampoo composition is-obtained by uniformly mixing together the following ingredients:

4% triethanolamine saltof the sulfated condensation product of 3 moles of ethynene oxide and one mole of coconut oil fatty alcohol having the following chain length distribution: 2% C 66% C 237 C and 9% C triethanolamine N-acyl sarcosinate, the acyl radicals being derived from coconut oil fatty acids and having the following chain length distribution: Cg 0, C12, C14, C16, and C 3% monoethan olamide of coconut oil fatty acids having the following chain length distribution: C640, C12, C14, C16, and

1% 80:20 mixture of PBAIZPT.

EXAMPLE V1 Personal Use Detergent Lotion Composition No. 6 Percent cps. at 25C.)

Potassium coconut glyceryl ether 3.0 sulfonate (about 23% diglyceryl and the balance substantially all monoglyceryl Sodium coconut glyceryl ether 4.0 sulfonate (diglyceryl and monoglyceryl content as above Sodium tallow glyceryl ether 3.0 sulfonate (diglyceryl and monoglyceryl content as above; the tallow alkyl radicals correspond to those of substantially saturated tallow alcohols containing approximately 2% C 32% C and 60% C Coconut dimethylamine oxide 5.0

Sodium salt of sulfated condensation 2.0 product of one mole of nonylphenol with 4 moles ethylene oxide Potassium pyrophosphate :20 mixture of PBAzZPT 2.0

Sodium chloride (in additionto 3.0 that from detergents) Sodium toluene sulfonate 2.5

Sodium carboxymethylcellulose 0.3 (degree of substitution 0.650.95; viscosity of 1% soln., 1000-2800 Acrylamide polymer (contains 5-10 0.1 mole percent acrylic acid radicals; monomer is less than 0.05%; viscosity of a 0.5% soln. is about 10-15 centipoises at 25C.)

Salts (sodium and potassium chloride 1-2 and sulfate from detergents) Water Balance Coconut indicates alkyl radicals corresponding to those of middle cut coconut fatty alcohol containing approximately 2% C 66 C 23% C and 971 C EXAMPLE V11 Cream Shampoo Composition Percent Sodium coconut glyceryl ether 14.8 sulfonate (about 29% diglyceryl and the balance substantially monoglyceryl) Cream Shampoo-Continued Composition Percent Sodium tallow glyceryl ether sulfonate 2.0 (about 28% diglyceryl and the balance substantially monoglyceryl) Sodium chloride Sodium sulfate 3.5

Sodium N-lauroyl sarcosinate 3.0

80:20 mixture of PBAzZPT 2.0

coconut diethanolamine 0.5

Acetylated lanolin 1.0 Perfume 0.4

Water Balance 2*; c 6671 c 23% c... and 9% c A milled toilet detergent bar is prepared in accordance with methods known and used in the art and having the following composition:

Percent 25 Sodium alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonate 8.0 (alkyl group derived from the middlecut' of alcohols obtained by catalytic reduction of coconut oil) Potassium alkyl sulfate (alkyl group derived from the middle cut of 20.0 alcohols obtained by catalytic reduction of coconut oil) Magnesium soap of 80:20 tallow: 17.0 coconut fatty acids Inorganic salts (sodium and potassium 32.0 chlorides and sulfates) 80:20 mixture of PBA:ZP T 1.0

balance Water and minors to MiddllFCUl coconut alcohols having a chain length distribution substantially as minim-s; 2'; 6.... t me. 23% 6., and 9 71 c This bar cleans well and exhibits good odor reducing properties evidencing antibacterial effectiveness. It reduces the number of ,bacteria on the skin and does not discolor significantly.

a A granular built synthetic detergent composition having the following formulation can beprepared and the antibacterial compositions of the present invention can be incorporated therein.

Percent Sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate 17.5 Sodium tripolyphosphate 50.0 Sodium sulfate l4.0 Sodium silicate (SiO,:Na,O=2:l I 7.0 80:20 mixture PBAzZPT 3.0

balance Water and minors to This composition, in addition to performing well in its cleaning capacity, imparts considerable antibacterial and antifungal activity to fabrics cleansed in its solution.

Substantially equivalent results are obtained, i.e., good cleaning and good odor reducing properties when the sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate of Example I V is replaced, on an equal weight basis, by the following:

sodium tallow alkyl sulfate;

potassium coconut alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonate;

sodium salt of randomly sulfonated paraffin containing an average of 15.2 carbon atoms;

ammonium tridecyl sulfate;

condensation product of octyl phenol with 15 moles.

Percent Dialkyl dimethylammonium chloride 6 (alkyl groups are derived from tallow) Alkyl phenol polyethyleneoxide |.5 (alkyl groups average C and 20 moles of ethyleneoxide) Color and perfume 0.3 30:20 mixture of PBAzZPT 1.0 Water balance When in any of the above examples l- Vll either bismuth trichloride, bismuth formic iodide, or bismuth subgallate are substituted for the diphenylbismuth acetate, and/or the cadmium, cupric, ferrous, ferric, manganese, mercuric, silver, antimonous, cobaltous, lead, bismuth, auric, mercurous, arsenic, or nickel salts of l-hydroxy-2-pyridinethione are substituted for the zinc l-hydroxy-Z-pyridinethione, substantially equivalent results are obtained in that the mixtures exhibit a synergistic antibacterial and antifungal activity.

What is claimed is:

1. An antibacterial and antifungal composition, active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli bacteria, said composition containing a mixture of:

A. zinc l-hydroxy-2-pyridinethione; and B. diphenylbismuth acetate in the ratio of (A) to (B) of from about 1:9 to about 9:1. 2. An antibacterial and antifungalcomposition containing a. mixture of:

A. zinc 1-hydroxy-Z-pyridinethione; and i B. diphenylbismuth acetate in :a ratio of (A) to (B) of from about 1:4 to about 4:1.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF (ZORRECTION Patent No. 3,852,441 Dated December 3, l974 lnven ofl John A. Kooistra, Jr.

It is certified that error appears in the aboveidentified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:

Col. 2, line 42, "No." should be Nos."

Col. 2, line 59 "other" should others and "others" should be in Col. 3, last line, "dimethyltetradccylamine" should be dimethyltetradecylamine Col. 5, line 22, delete "N,N-dimethyl-N-hexadecylammonio) propane-".

Col. 5, line 31, insert a hyphen between "propane" and "1".

Col. 5, line 43, delete the comma after "compounds".

Col. 8, line 17, "along" should be alone Col. 10, Table III, in the "Mean Log Reduction" column,

below "52.60" insert 54.50

Signed and sealed this 18th day of March 1975.

(SEAL) Attest:

C. MARSHALL DANN RUTH C. ASON Commissioner of Patents Attesting Officer and Trademarks

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U.S. Classification514/188, 510/319, 546/7, 510/133, 510/492, 510/500, 510/119, 510/390, 510/382, 514/852, 510/508, 510/131
International ClassificationC11D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationC11D3/48, Y10S514/852
European ClassificationC11D3/48