2020 can unofficially be considered the year of the fight against viruses and bacteria, as well as cleanliness and hygiene. During this time, antiseptics, sanitizers and personal hygiene products have firmly entered the everyday life of every person, and are his constant companions throughout the day.

With the appearance of a wide variety of drugs on the market, it is increasingly difficult to navigate the huge variety of antiseptics. If earlier disinfectants were mainly single-component, now the situation has changed significantly. Previously, phenols, heavy metal salts and other aggressive components were often used for disinfection, but now their use is decreasing. Modern preparations as active substances can contain: quaternary and tertiary amines, active oxygen, aldehydes, alcohols, alkalis, acids, guanidine derivatives.

Any of these chemical compounds separately is not without drawbacks: the toxicity of aldehydes, the irritating effect of alcohols, the high corrosion activity of peroxide compounds.

One of the effective, reliable and proven disinfectant components is Tetranyl U. INCI name: Undecylamidopropyltrimonium Methosulfate.

Undecylenamidopropyltrimonium metosulfate (Tetranyl Y) has a long frightening name, but in fact the substance is a cationic derivative of undecylenic acid( CC), which is an unsaturated fatty acid and is found in human sebum. The fungicidal effect of the criminal code has been known for more than 50 years.

Tetranil-U has antiseptic, fungicidal and fungiostatic effects. The uniqueness of Tetranyl-Y is that it does not cause resistance, in other words, microorganisms cannot get used to it. This allows you to use the drug for an unlimited time.

The chemical formula of Tetranyl-U:

The chemical formula of Tetranyl-U
The chemical formula of Tetranyl-U
Tetranyl-U belongs to quaternary ammonium compounds (H). These substances are effective against fungi, are more active against gram-positive than gram-negative bacteria, and have some effectiveness against lipophilic (envelope) viruses.

They work on the principle of destruction of cell membranes, causing denaturation of proteins and inactivating enzymes. Due to the cationic charge, they have a high affinity for the skin surface and are well retained on it, providing a prolonged antimicrobial effect. The mechanism of action itself is the same as that of undecylenic acid: it creates an acidic environment on the surface of the skin, in which pathogenic microorganisms cannot develop. The inability of further reproduction of bacteria and fungi leads to a decrease in the products of their metabolism, which can cause an unpleasant smell. Due to this property, products with Tetranyl Y are recommended to be used to eliminate odors and prevent its appearance.

Undecylenamidopropyltrimonium metosulfate is contained in products for the treatment of hands of medical personnel, laboratory workers, including bacteriological ones, in sprays for the treatment and prevention of fungus of the skin of the hands and feet, in liquid soap with a disinfecting effect, as well as in various antimicrobials and in liquids for the treatment of the throat and oral cavity.

So, the products containing Tetranyl Y:

• Do not cause resistance in microorganisms;

• Effective for a long time;

* Contribute to the elimination of unpleasant odor and prevent its appearance;

* They are a softer and safer alternative to alcohol-containing antiseptics and sanitizers;

* Are included in the list of disinfectants (DV), pre-sterilization cleaning and sterilization products registered in the Russian Federation.

25 Sep 2020

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