11. Controlling Microbial Growth
Is, if given enough time, able to destroy all forms of microbial life.
Forms cross-links with active proteins rendering them inactive.
Disrupts lipid membranes.
Is able to destroy one of the hardest types of microbes to kill, endospores.
Is a member of the biguanides group.
Is extensively used as an antiseptic.
Is ineffective against vegetative cells.
Is limited in use due to its high toxicity.