Effect of Soaps and Synthetic Wetting Agents upon the Biological Activity of Phenols

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AN investigation into the anthelmintic action of hexyl resoreinol, in particular as modified by the presence of soaps, leads us to suggest a simple and apparently general explanation of the numerous, often contradictory, results previously recorded upon the biological activity of soap/phenol systems. (The term 'soap' here covers both the natural soaps and the synthetic detergents.)

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TRIM, A., ALEXANDER, A. Effect of Soaps and Synthetic Wetting Agents upon the Biological Activity of Phenols. Nature 154, 177–178 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/154177a0

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