Minimal Bactericidal Concentration for a Quaternary Ammonium Compound used in Soak Liquors

Veyselova C., BİRBİR M., Berber D.

JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF LEATHER TECHNOLOGISTS AND CHEMISTS, vol.97, no.4, pp.166-171, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The soaking process is an ideal environment for bacterial growth and bacterial activity during this process causes severe damages on hides. The use of an effective bactericidal agent during soaking is very important to prevent the detrimental effect of bacteria on hides. A quaternary ammonium compound (QAC) containing 12.5% didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride and 12.5-% benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride which is used in soaking liquors in Turkiye was examined for its effect on Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus pumilus, Staphylococcus intermedius, Pseudomonas luteola, Enterobacter cloacae, Vibrio fluvialis and Enterococcus faecium.