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

From: Hydrogen peroxide and sodium hypochlorite disinfectants are more effective against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms than quaternary ammonium compounds

Disinfectant Product “Name” (used in the manuscript or figures)a Disinfectant Active Ingredient(s)c Dilution Active Level at Usee Label Contact Time (mins)f
HP1 0.5% hydrogen peroxide RTUd 0.5% 1
HP2 0.5% Hydrogen Peroxide RTU 0.5% 1
HP3b 7.0% hydrogen peroxide RTU 7.0% 1
HP4b 7.2% hydrogen peroxide 1:20 0.36% 5
HP5 4.25% hydrogen peroxide 1:16 0.27% 5
Q1 6.67% octyl decyl ammonium chloride; 2.67% docctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride; 4.00% didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride; 8.90% alkyl (C14, 50%; C12, 40%; C16, 10%) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 1:256 0.087% 3
Q2 8.704% didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride; 8.190% n-alkyl (C14, 50%; C12, 40%; C16, 10%) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 1:256 0.066% 10
SH1 1.312% sodium hypochlorite RTU 1.312% 4
  1. a Naming scheme abbreviates the active ingredients of the products used in this study and differentiates products with the same class of active ingredients by numbers
  2. b ECHA registered products
  3. c Active ingredient concentration
  4. d Ready to Use
  5. e Active ingredient concentration after dilution
  6. f Defined EPA label contact time in minutes