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In the healthcare setting, “alcohol” refers to two water-soluble chemical compounds, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol, which generally have underestimated germicidal characteristics 482. The FDA has not approved any liquid chemical sterilants or high-level disinfectants with alcohol as the main active ingredient.
These alcohols are rapidly bactericidal rather than bacteriostatic against vegetative forms of bacteria; They are also tuberculocidal, fungicidal, and virucidal, but they do not destroy bacterial spores. Its acid activity drops dramatically when diluted below 50% concentration, and the optimal bactericidal concentration is 60% to 90% solutions in water (volume/volume).
Methyl alcohol (methanol) has the weakest bactericidal action of the alcohols and is therefore rarely used in health care 488. The bactericidal activity of various concentrations of ethyl alcohol (ethanol) was examined against a variety of microorganisms in exposure periods ranging from 10 seconds to 1 hour 483. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was killed in 10 seconds by all concentrations of ethanol from 30% to 100% (v / v), and Serratia marcescens, E, Coli and Salmonella typhosa was killed within 10 seconds by all ethanol concentrations from 40% to 100%.