Some factors influencing the stability of Sterilox®, a super-oxidised water
Rossi-Fedele, Giampiero, Dogramaci, E. J., Steier, Liviu and de Figueiredo, J. A. P.. (2011) Some factors influencing the stability of Sterilox®, a super-oxidised water. British Dental Journal, Vol.210 (No.12). E23. ISSN 0007-0610Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.143
Super-oxidised waters, particularly Sterilox (R), have been suggested for the disinfection of dental unit water lines and dental impression materials owing to their antimicrobial efficacy. One of the previously suggested characteristics is their short shelf life. The purpose of this investigation was to understand the effect of storage conditions on Sterilox (R)'s stability. Eight bottles (four completely full, four half-full) of freshly prepared solution were divided into four groups and subsequently stored by being either exposed to or protected from sunlight. The chlorine concentration was monitored using chlorine test strips until the concentration reached zero, or until the thirteenth week. Statistically significant differences between the groups exposed to sunlight and the non-exposed groups (p <0.001) were found. The mean loss of chlorine per day for the non-exposed samples was 1.01 mg/L, whilst the mean for the exposed samples was 2.42 mg/L. The presence of air did not affect the chlorine decomposition in the bottles. The results of this investigation indicate that when the solution is exposed to sunlight, the decrease of chlorine starts at day 4, whilst for the groups sheltered from sunlight, the process started after day 14. Therefore, Sterilox (R) solutions appear to be more stable than previously surmised.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Water -- Purification -- Oxidation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Dental Journal|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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