Accession Number:

AD0688534

Title:

CHEMICAL MEANS OF PROTECTING NONMETALLIC MATERIALS FROM ATTACK BY MICROORGANISMS

Descriptive Note:

Technical Translation

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1969-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A review is given of various antiseptics which are suggested for protection of susceptible materials of plant and animal origin as well as certain synthetic polymers from attack by microorganisms. Antiseptics should possess fungicidal and bactericidal properties against a wide range of microorganisms, chemical and physical stability, freedom from odor and color, low volatility and low solubility in water, and should not affect the chemical or physical properties of the treated material or the quality of the article. In addition they should be inexpensive and have low toxicity for humans. Antiseptics discussed include phenols, 8-oxyquinoline derivatives, naphthenates, nitro- and halogen derivitives of benzene, organic and inorganic mercury and tin compounds, and quaternary ammonium salts.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE