Explain with an example Disinfectant.
- Disinfectants are non-selective antimicrobials.
- They kill a wide range of microorganisms including bacteria.
- They are used on non-living surfaces, for example, floors, instruments, sanitary ware, etc.
- Various phenols can be used as disinfectants.
e.g. p-Chloro-o-benzyl phenol is used as a disinfectant in all-purpose cleaners.
Concept: Compounds with Medicinal Properties
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