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Table 5 MIC50, MBC50 and MBC50/MIC50 ratio of the organic acids tested and formaldehyde

From: Antimicrobial activity of a selection of organic acids, their salts and essential oils against swine enteropathogenic bacteria

 Formic acidPropionic acidSodium butyrateSodium heptanoatePelargonic acidSodium salt of coconut fatty acid distillatesFormaldehyde
E. coliMIC50600.01200.050,000.01562.54800.0> 5000.0150.0
MBC502400.09600.0125,000.01562.519,200.0150.0
MBC50/MIC504.08.02.51.04.0Not applicable1.0
Salmonella spp.MIC50600.01200.0125,000.01562.54800.0> 5000.075.0
MBC502400.02400.0125,000.01562.519,200.0300.0
MBC50/MIC504.02.01.01.04.0Not applicable4.0
C. perfringensMIC501200.02400.031,250.01562.52400.016.075.0
MBC502400.02400.062,500.03125.02400.016.0150.0
MBC50/MIC502.01.02.02.01.0Not applicable2.0