chlorous acid

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chlor·ous ac·id

(klōr'ŭs as'id),
HClO2; an acid forming chlorites with bases.
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It was necessary to dip caviar into chlorous acid for more than 20 minutes in order to prevent the growth of L.
To determine the best treatment time, the inoculated caviar was treated with 250 ppm of chlorous acid for 1, 5, 10 and 20 minutes.