JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN LEATHER CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION, cilt.101, ss.66-72, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
All photosensitizers kill the microorganisms in the environment by generating singlet oxygen with the energy they receive from sunlight. Oxygen has a toxic effect not only on anaerobic types, but also on the living beings that depend on oxygen to survive. This study aims to explore the neutralization or the restriction of the effects of the bacteria in the float during the soaking process by using the oxygen effect of chlorophyll, which is a photosensitizer that all green plants in nature contain in great amounts. For this purpose, the chlorophyll extracted from spinach leaves was used in the soaking process and its effect on the total aerobic mezophyll bacteria was determined in comparison with the effect of bactericides.