Chemistry and Medicine

The incorporation of anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-algal compositions into everyday articles has intensified with the advent of anti-microbial soaps, toothpastes, toys, wipes, clothing, paints, and other surface finishes. Bacteriocides have been synthesized and utilized at Sabancı University, yielding dramatic results. Unlike many alternative agents, the biologically active materials that were used had no propensity to disperse and leach from the material matrix. Thereby, the risk of potential complications such as skin irritation, following topical contact, or environmental harm, as noted in the case of the hulls of chromium-treated ships, were eliminated.