Antifungal Potential of Transition Metal Hexacyanoferrates against Fungal Diseases of Mushroom


Ferrocyanides of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) were synthesized and characterized by IR spectra, magnetic susceptibility, thermal gravimetric analysis, elemental analysis and X ray diffraction studies. Antimicrobial potential of these complexes have been evaluated. Antifungal screening of these complexes has been carried out against Mycogone perniciosa and Verticillium fungicola causing wet and dry bubble diseases of button mushroom respectively. Nickel ferrocyanide has been found to be most effective against Mycogone perniciosa with 60% inhibitory effect while cadmium ferrocyanide has exhibited significant potential of 85% against Verticillium fungicola.

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Chugh, C. and Bharti, D. (2012) Antifungal Potential of Transition Metal Hexacyanoferrates against Fungal Diseases of Mushroom. Open Journal of Synthesis Theory and Applications, 1, 23-30. doi: 10.4236/ojsta.2012.13005.

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