Disinfectants

Name
Disinfectants
Accession Number
DBCAT001171
Description

Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)

Drugs
DrugDrug Description
ChlorhexidineAn antiseptic used to sterilize for surgeries and in healthcare practice, to reduce pocket depth in periodontitis, and to treat gingivitis.
PhenolAn antiseptic and disinfectant used in a variety of settings.
FormaldehydeA naturally occurring hazardous organic compound used as a preservative in animal feed, cosmetic products, laboratory procedures, disinfection, and home building products.
PropiolactonePropiolactone was used for vaccines, tissue grafts, surgical instruments, and enzymes, as a sterilant of blood plasma, water, milk and nutrient broth as a vapor-phase disinfectant in enclosed spaces. Its...
ChloroxylenolAn antimicrobial used to treat cuts, bites, stings, abrasions, and used as an antiseptic hand cleaner.
HypochloriteAn antimicrobial used to treat and prevent infections of the skin and tissue.
PoloxaleneEthylene oxide/propylene oxide copolymer is used as a food additive. It belongs to the family of Epoxides. These are compounds containing a cyclic ether with three ring atoms (one oxygen...
PolihexanidePolihexanide has been used in trials studying the treatment, prevention, and supportive care of Caries, Neoplasm, Skin Diseases, Nail Diseases, and Dental Plaque, among others.
Chlorine DioxideChlorine Dioxide has been used in trials studying the treatment of Halitosis.
BenzododeciniumBenzododecinium is used as an antiseptic/disinfectant compound. It has been marketed as a tincture for antiseptic product for wounds in the Czech Republic.
Mercuric chlorideMercury chloride (HgCl2) is a highly toxic compound that volatizes slightly at ordinary temperature and appreciably at 100 degrees C. It is corrosive to mucous membranes and used as a...
Peracetic acidA liquid that functions as a strong oxidizing agent. It has an acrid odor and is used as a disinfectant.
TosylchloramideTosylchloramide, also known as chloramine-T, is a chlorinated and deprotonated sulfonamide used as a mild disinfectant. It is not stable in the water dissolved form.
Phenylethyl alcoholAn antimicrobial, antiseptic, and disinfectant that is used also as an aromatic essence and preservative in pharmaceutics and perfumery.
GlutaralOne of the protein CROSS-LINKING REAGENTS that is used as a disinfectant for sterilization of heat-sensitive equipment and as a laboratory reagent, especially as a fixative.
MethylchloroisothiazolinoneMethylchloroisothiazolinone is approved for use within allergenic epicutaneous patch tests which are indicated for use as an aid in the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in persons 6 years...
Potassium triiodideNot Annotated
Drugs & Drug Targets
DrugTargetType
ChlorhexidineBacterial outer membranetarget
ChlorhexidineSerum albumincarrier
PhenolThermolysintarget
PhenolLysozymetarget
PhenolNicotinate-nucleotide--dimethylbenzimidazole phosphoribosyltransferasetarget
PhenolSerum albumintarget
FormaldehydeD-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidasetarget
PropiolactoneDNAtarget
PropiolactoneSerum albumincarrier
Phenylethyl alcoholParathion hydrolasetarget