|Chemical name||Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate|
|Solubility||Completely soluble in water|
|Dissolution||Clear solution with faint chlorine odor|
|Tablet strengths||0.5g, 1.25g and 2.5g|
What is NaDCC ?
NaDCC, also known as Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate or Troclosene Sodium, is one form of chlorine used for disinfection. It is often used to treat water in emergencies, and is now widely available for household water treatment. When added to water, NaDCC releases hydrochloric acid which reacts through oxidization with microorganisms and kills them.
Three things can happen when chlorine is added to water:
- Some chlorine reacts through oxidization with organic matter and the pathogens in the water and kills them. This portion is called consumed chlorine.
- Some chlorine reacts with other organic matter and forms new chlorine compounds. This portion is called combined chlorine.
- Excess chlorine that is not consumed or combined remains in the water. This portion is called free residual chlorine (FRC). The FRC helps prevent recontamination of the treated water.
Chlorine began to be widely used as a disinfectant in the early 1900’s. It revolutionized drinking water treatment and dramatically reduced the incidence of waterborne diseases. Chlorine remains the most widely used chemical for water disinfection in the world.Hovid’s NaDCC products are formulated in tablet form primarily to ease off the hassle of preparing in-use solution without having to measure and avoid unnecessary wastage and spills
It’s easy-to-use dilution systems allow one to easily estimate usage per day or per week to minimize wastage due to over-dosing, which is commonly associated with liquid & powder disinfectant. More importantly, it minimizes under-dosing thus eradicating the potential of bacteria becoming resistance to antibiotic and disinfectant
Uniquely differ from other chlorine-based products due to its resistance against inactivation by inorganic matters. Hence it is strongly recommended for treatment of blood/body fluids spills as per suggested under infection control policy
It possesses consistent reaction in deactivating major groups of microorganisms.
Spectrum of Microbiocidal Activity Includes :
Corynebacterium sp. Enterobacter cloacae
Escheria coli 0157-H
Legionella pneumophilia Leptospira sp.
Mycobacterium terrae 232 Mycobacterium
Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC6749
Pseudomonas fluorescens IM
Salmonella typhimurium phage type 104
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Bacillus anthracis spores
Bacillus cereus spores
Bacillus globigii spores
Bacillus subtilis spores
Clostridium bifermentans spores
Clostridium butyricum spores
Clostridium histolyticum spores
Clostridium histolyticum spores 503 Clostridium
Clostridium tetani spores
Tubercule bacilli spores
Adeno virus 3,7,7a,8 & 12
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus (BVD)
Coxsackie A2 (Purified)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease virus
Equine Herpes virus (1 & 4)
Equine Influenza virus
Foot & Mouth Disease virus
Hepatitis A virus
Hepatitis B virus
Infectious hepatitis virus
Herpes Simplex virus 1
Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
HIV + 10% plasma HIV in contaminated blood
Newcastle Disease virus
Poliovirus 1, 2 & 3
Reovirus 1,2 & 3
Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV)
Simian Rotavirus SA11 (Purified)
Theiler’s virus (Purified)
Mode of action of NaDCC
HOCI causes chlorination of cell protein and enzyme systems, which leads to hydrolysis of the peptide chains of the micro-organisms cell membranes and results in destruciton of the micro-organisms.