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Some hospitals use as a source of hypochlorite molecules from a solution of sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC). NaDCC, when dissolved in water, allows the production of hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite molecules as sodium hypochlorite.

C3Cl2N3O3Na + 2H2O C3H3N3O3 + HOCL- + Na+ + ClO-

The effectiveness of hypochlorous acid is linked with the absence of an electrical charge as well the molecule’s chemical form, which resembles that of water. The cytoplasmic membrane allows this molecule to go through with water and hypochlorous acid oxidizes the enzymatic activity inside the bacteria [14]. For the C. difficile spore, according to Fuzukaki, the concentration of OH− ions plays a role in the destruction of protein membranes and induce lysis of the spore. Without that destruction of the membranes, the negatively charged hypochlorite ions would be repelled by the anions in the membranes [15].                            read more

 Studied the impact of the chemical interaction between different surfaces and the application of sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) in the production or loss of HOCl- molecules.
This study, to evaluate trending chemical disinfecting products composition between the different surfaces and the application of sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) during surface sanitizing. In this work, four common surface types found in hospital environments such as melamine, glass, bed liners made of 2-methylprop-2-enoate from methyl (PMAM), and arborite were used.