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Table 1 Active ingredients and contact times for disinfectant towelettes tested in this study

From: Surface area wiped, product type, and target strain impact bactericidal efficacy of ready-to-use disinfectant Towelettes

Disinfectant Product “Name” (used throughout manuscript) a Disinfectant Active Ingredient(s) Label Contact Timeb
0.5% quat + 55% alcohol - 0.25% n-alkyl dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides
- 0.25% n-alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides
- 55% isopropyl alcohol
2 min
0.76% quat + 22.5% alcohol - 0.76% didecyldimethylammonium chlorides
- 7.5% ethanol
- 15% isopropyl alcohol
1 min
1.4% hydrogen peroxide - 1.4% hydrogen peroxide 1 min
1.312% sodium hypochlorite - 1.312% sodium hypochlorite 1 min
0.5% hydrogen peroxide - 0.5% hydrogen peroxide 1 min
0.55% sodium hypochlorite - 0.55% sodium hypochlorite 30 s
0.28% quat - 0.14% n-alkyl dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides
- 0.14% n-akyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides
3 min
0.21% quat - 0.105% n-alkyl dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides
- 0.105% n-alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides
3 min
0.61% quat + 56% alcohol - 0.61% dodecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
- 27.3% ethyl alcohol
- 28.7% isopropyl alcohol
1 min
0.308% quat + 21% alcohol - 0.154% n-alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides
- 0.154% n-alkyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides
- 21.000% isopropyl alcohol
2 min
  1. aAbbreviated naming scheme reflects aggregated active ingredients for commercially available EPA registered disinfectants used in this study;
  2. bDefined label contact time for S. aureus and P. aeruginosa