Alfa Chemistry Launches Anti-Virus Testing for Quaternary Ammonium Salt Fungicides

Alfa Chemistry, a US-located chemical company reputed for supplying all kinds of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), recently launched its new anti-virus testing service, aiming to test and analyze the antiviral function of various quaternary ammonium salt fungicides.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the consumption of quaternary ammonium salt fungicides has risen dramatically. Meanwhile, QACs are believed to suppress and eliminate viruses effectively, thus protecting human health.

“Thus far, QACs have served as active ingredients in over 200 disinfectants. Although they are recommended by the U.S. EPA for use to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus in different settings like households and workplaces, consumers may want to verify if the purchased disinfectant products have reserved the corresponding disinfecting effects as claimed by manufacturers. On the other hand, manufacturers may also require detailed anti-virus testing reports to prove the integrity of products for further market promotion. Here we are, to meet both needs!” Said the Marketing Chief of Alfa Chemistry.

For quaternary ammonium disinfectants, i.e., disinfection in the form of aerosol, disinfection in the form of smearing, disinfection in the form of immersion, as well as quaternary ammonium antibacterial materials like ceramic sanitary ware, polymer materials, antibacterial glass, paint film, filters, and nanomaterials, Alfa Chemistry can perform a series of antimicrobial testing services to identify the existence of Herpes simplex virus (ATCCVR-1493), Herpes zoster virus (ATCCVR-1433), Coronavirus 229E (ATCCVR-740), Influenza virus H1N1 (ATCCVR-1469), Influenza virus H3N2 (ATCCVR-544), Adenovirus type-5 (ATCCVR-5), Enterovirus EV71 (ATCCVR-1432), Coxsackie virus A18 (ATCCVR-176), Rotavirus (ATCCVR-2018), and other viruses.

Methods Applicable for Anti-Virus Testing

l Film contact antibacterial testing

l Vibration contact antibacterial testing

l Other antibacterial evaluations such as the agar plate method or parallel band method

To learn more about Alfa Chemistry’s anti-virus testing service, please visit

About Alfa Chemistry

To better fulfill customers’ expectations, Alfa Chemistry is constantly expanding its product offering range. Chemicals and materials of different categories have been added throughout the past decade. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) are one of these popular chemicals with great market demand, especially during the outbreak of the pandemic, which requires an extensive supply of disinfectants. Alfa Chemistry offers a wide array of both high-purity and low-purity QACs, including halide quaternary ammonium salts, acid radical quaternary ammonium salts, polyquaternium, quaternary ammonium hydroxide, and quaternary phosphonium compounds, for a wide range of application purposes. Nevertheless, QACs can serve as chemical intermediates, cosmetic additives, oilfield chemicals, papermaking chemicals, textile printing and dyeing auxiliaries, water treatment chemicals, and surfactants for various applications.



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