hypochlorous acid

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hypochlorous acid

 [hi″po-klor´us]
an unstable compound used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.

hy·po·chlor·ous ac·id (HOCl),

(hī'pō-klōr'ŭs as'id),
An acid having oxidizing and bleaching properties.

hy·po·chlor·ous ac·id

(hī'pō-klōr'ŭs as'id)
Acid with oxidizing and bleaching properties.
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coli on the kitchen fiber cloths sanitized with hot water at 75[degrees]C water did not differ significantly from concentrations on the antibacterial cloths (p = .264) and cleaning cloths (p = .193) sanitized with QAC and the antibacterial cloths sanitized with hypochlorite (p = .119).
coli on the all-purpose fiber cloths ([log.sub.10] 2.92 CFUs/[m.sup.2]) did not differ significantly from the concentrations on antibacterial cloths ([log.sub.10] 3.10 CFUs/[m.sup.2]; p = .502) and cleaning cloths ([log.sub.10] 3.07 CFUs/[m.sup.2]; p = .483) sanitized with 75[degrees]C water or from the concentrations on the antibacterial cloths ([log.sub.10] 1.96 CFUs/[m.sup.2]; p = .073) sanitized with hypochlorite (Figure 2).
The cleaning cloths sanitized with hypochlorite ([log.sub.10] 3.38 CFUs/[m.sup.2]) resulted in significantly higher concentrations of E.
In addition, sanitization with hot water at 75[degrees]C or hypochlorite was not as efficient in maintaining lower concentrations of bacteria on the cloths (Figure 1).