QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS: One of the Best Kinds of Sterilants, Good Also for Virus

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Cover the object with a dilute solution as advised on the container and let the compound dry to oxidize in order to destroy the virus or bacteria. OA80-79; Physan 20, Roccal are two such. RMH
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QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS: Characteristics They have good germicidal properties; control algae in swimming-pools and on hospital walls; as a pot dip at 0.257o; reduction in root and top growth frequently follows pot dip treatments of non-orchid plants; it is non-toxic to humans and non-irritating; non-corrosive; Hyanine 2389; Bionet 67; Physan 20; Roccal. OD66-38 0

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