surface sterilant

Martin Smith martin_smith at sympatico.ca
Thu Apr 5 00:45:59 EST 2001


Its 95% ethanol. But 70% seems more effective for most species of bacteria.


"Michael Witty" <mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:Pine.SGI.3.96.1010320094720.22808065A-100000 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk...
> Bob,
>    what is Everclear?  Window wash?  Mike.
>
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Justin Cobb wrote:
>
> > If all else fails, just get a bottle of Everclear and use that.  (I'm
> > serious-it's 190 proof [95% EtOH]!)
> >
> > "Michael Witty" <mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
> > news:Pine.SGI.3.96.1010319214317.22395062A-100000 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk...
> > > > Benzalkonium chloride solution is probably better for this
application
> > > > as it is non volatile and has as residual effect on the surface.
> > > > Ethanol is non residual and does not provide any on going biocidal
> > > > activity.
> > > >
> > > > Bob Molony
> > >  . . . but the non-residual property is good!  It means that any plant
> > > matter coming into contact with a sterilized surface does not get a
> > > chemical poison.  How about commercial methylated spirits, which will
be
> > > more poisonous than ethanol, but better than putting up with residues.
> > > Maybe you can even get it without the blue dye and taste denaturant.
> > > Good luck Jayakumar. Mike.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>





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