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[Bayer, Germany] A trademark for a series of quaternary ammonium salt based compounds. Preventol is classified as a detergent. It functions as a fungicide and sterilant by penetrating and disrupting the structure of the cell membranes. Preventol has also been used as a preservative, and corrosion inhibitor.

Resources and Citations

  • T.Frey, J.vonReis, Z.Barov "An Evaluation of Biocides for Control of the Biodeterioration of Artifacts at Hearst Castle" ICOM Preprints Washington, DC 1993 p.875-879.