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Aldehydes

Aldehydes

Family of chemical compounds containing an aldehyde group.

Aldehydes are the basic active ingredient particularly of surface and instrument disinfectants (formaldehyde, glutardialdehyde, glyoxal). Depending on their concentration, aldehydes possess a virucidal activity, i.e. they are effective against Enveloped and Nonenveloped viruses.

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