Table of Antibacterials*


Non-residue-producing antibacterials
Substance Group Substance
alcohols ethanol
isopropanol
 
aldehydes glutaraldehyde
formaldehyde
 
halogen-releasing compounds chlorine compounds
iodine compounds
 
peroxides hydrogen peroxide
ozone
peracetic acid

 
gaseous substances ethylene oxide
formaldehyde
 


Residue-producing antibacterials
Substance Group Substance
anilides triclocarban
biguanides chlorhexidine
alexidine
polymeric biguanides

 
bisphenols triclosan
hexachlorophene
 
halophenols PCMX (p-chloro-m-xylenol)
heavy metals silver compounds
mercury compounds
 
phenols and cresols phenol
cresol
 
quaternary ammonium compounds cetrimide
benzalkonium chloride
cetylpyridinium chloride

 

* Adapted with permission from Disinfectants in Consumer Products, Health Council of the Netherlands, No. 2001/05E, 2001.

 






 
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