peracetic acid

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peracetic acid

 [per″ah-se´tik]
peroxyacetic acid, CH3COOOH, a strong oxidizing agent sometimes used for sterilization.

peracetic acid

[per′ah-se′tik]
peroxyacetic acid, CH3COOOH, a strong oxidizing agent sometimes used for sterilization.

peracetic acid

a potent disinfectant used as a 3% concentration; suitable for the destruction of anthrax spores.
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In the household and industrial and institutional (HII) segment, Solvay offers a broad range of products including sodium percarbonate, hydrogen peroxide, paracetic acid and sodium carbonate, as well as soil release and surface modification polymers, hydrotropes, mild amphoteric surfactants and green non-toxic solvents.
Doctors, assistants and nurses, along with a patient who was present, were taken to accident and emergency after they became sick when a quantity of paracetic acid was spilled on to the floor of an operating theatre on Wednesday afternoon.