Open Access Research article

New bactericide derived from Isatin for treating oilfield reinjection water

Gang Chen1, Hui-jun Su1, Min Zhang1, Fang Huo1, Jie Zhang1, Xiao-jiang Hao2* and Jing-rui Zhao3

Author Affiliations

1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xi’an Shiyou University, Xi’an, 710065, People’s Republic of China

2 State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650204, People’s Republic of China

3 Shannxi Hai’an Industry Co., LTD, Xi’an, 710065, People’s Republic of China

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Chemistry Central Journal 2012, 6:90  doi:10.1186/1752-153X-6-90

Published: 28 August 2012


Isatin, an extract from Strobilanthes cusia (Nees) Kuntze, was the base for synthesizing derivatives that were screened for antibacterial activity against oilfield water-borne bacteria. The bacterial groups are sulfate reducing, iron and total. The derivatives were characterized by spectrums and they showed good to moderate activity against sulfate reducing bacteria.

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