Compound name: Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)
Description: Chemical reaction with pathogens, sterilize water pipes. Used as disinfectant. Hydroxyl ion also exerts antimicrobial activity. At a pH >9, it inhibits most bacteria and many viruses. Hydroxides of sodium and calcium are used as disinfectants. A 2% solution of soda lye (contains 94% sodium hydroxide [NaOH]) in hot water is used as a disinfectant against many common pathogens, such as those causing fowl cholera and pullorum disease. It is a potent caustic and must be handled with care.
Database Links: CHEBI:32145