Benzalkonium Chloride: The Bacteria Buster

Despite its long and daunting name, Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) gets straight to the point with its disinfecting power. BAC is an antibacterial agent that has disinfectant properties. It is primarily used as an anti-microbial agent and a surfactant. In simpler terms, this substance reduces the surface tension of liquids in which they are dissolved. This demolishes pathogens and bacteria through the disintegration of their outer lipid membrane. Once there are microscopic “holes” in this membrane, the cell deflates and is eventually eradicated. This inhibits the future growth of new pathogens, and existing cells cannot cling to surfaces.

You can find this alcohol-free agent in several common cosmetic and household cleaning products. It maintains the integrity of the products and prevents bacterial growth. When applied to surfaces such as metals, glass, and plastic, the Benzalkonium Chloride molecules surround and attack harmful pathogens. NPure uses the lethal combination of BAC and hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria, viruses, and harmful pathogens. When BAC and hydrogen peroxide disseminate in unison, a powerful duo arises. BAC works to puncture the membrane and infiltrate the cell of the pathogen. Hydrogen peroxide then administers a strong dose of free oxygen radicals which decomposes pollution, leaving only water molecules behind.