Disinfectants

The following list of chemicals is designed for informational purposes and is not an endorsement of any product. In some cases, particularly those where the active ingredient is no longer protected by the patent, and a number of similar products are marketed by different registrants, every registered product that may be used on mushrooms may not be listed. Omission of any such product from the list is not intended to suggest that it cannot or should not be used on mushrooms; these products can be used if the label includes instructions for use on mushrooms.

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The following is a list of disinfectants registered for use on mushrooms by
the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Click on the brand name to view the
product summary sheet which includes active ingredients, registered use patterns,
the product label and a link to the product manufacturer’s website.

Brand Name

Chemical Description
Maquat® 10 5% alkyl (C14 60%, C16 30%, C12 5%, C18 5%,) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
5.0% alkyl (C12 68%, C14 32%) dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride
Quorom Clear V 3.00% Alkyl (C14 50%, C12 40%, C16 10%) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, 2.25%
Octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, 1.35% Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride,
0.90% Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
Anthium Dioxide®  5.0% Chlorine dioxide (2% aqueous stabilized chlorine dioxide)
Carnebon® 200 2.0% Chlorine dioxide (2% aqueous stabilized chlorine dioxide)
Cryocide® 20 0.72% Chlorine dioxide (5% aqueous stabilized chlorine dioxide)
Oxine 2.0% Chlorine dioxide
PQ-80® 10% Copper-8-quinolinolate by weight
Formaldehyde Solution 37™ 37% Formaldehyde
Oxidate 2.0®, Storox 2.0® 27% Hydrogen dioxide
Bac-Flush™ 3.68% Iodine, 23.70% Phosphoric acid (the iodine is titratable to about 42.00 ppm weight/volume of iodine)
Rapidyne Iodine based sanitizer
VigorOx® 5.1% Peroxyacectic acid and 21.7% Hydrogen Peroxide
1-Stroke Environ o-Phenylphenol (10.0%), o-benzyl-p-chlorophenol (8.5%)
NutriClean Potassium salts of fatty acid
Selectrocide 2L500®, Selectrocide 12G®, Selectrocide A15® 30.5% Sodium Chlorite (Dry), 0.05% Chlorine Dioxide (Activated)
Ultra Clorox® Germicidal Bleach Sodium hypochlorite 6.15% solution