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Hypochlorous acid is a free chlorine molecule with the chemical structure HOCl. It is the dominate free chlorine species in chlorine solutions that have a slightly acidic to neutral pH. HOCl is a much more powerful oxidant than sodium hypochlorite (or chlorine bleach).

DFenze HOCL is suitable for 0-100 years old! Hypochlorous acid only needs 30-60 seconds to purify the epidermis of the skin compare to alcohol which take several minutes to achieve the sterilization effect. It is absolutely healthy and safe, non-toxic and alcohol free, mild and non-irritating, so pregnant women and babies can use it with confidence.

It’s multipurpose usage allows it to be sprayed on the desired surface to be sterilized, such as: clothing, toys, mobile phones, tableware, air, toilets, etc. It is recommended to air dry after spraying. If it is urgently needed, it is recommended to dry it with a clean paper towel after sterilization. HOCl is a powerful oxidant that is effective against invading bacteria, fungi, and viruses. HOCl is now used in healthcare, food safety, water treatment, and etc.

Although they are similar, hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and hypochlorite (OCl-) are still very different. It would be like comparing grape juice to wine. Hypochlorite ion (OCl) carries a negative electrical charge, while hypochlorous acid (HOCl) carries no electrical charge. The hypochlorous acid moves quickly, able to oxidize the bacteria in a matter of seconds, while the hypochlorite ion might take up to a half hour to do the same. Germ surfaces carry a negative electrical charge  which results in a repulsion of the negatively charged hypochlorite ion to the area of the germ surfaces, making hypochlorite ion less effective at killing germs. The hypochlorous acid’s lack of electrical charge allows it to more efficiently penetrate the protective barriers surrounding germs. Hypochlorous acid to be 70-80 times more efficient at killing microbial pathogens than chlorine bleach (OCl-).

When HOCL is sprayed on desired surface, the free available chlorine or HOCl easily penetrates pathogens cell walls. HOCl either oxidizes the cell walls killing the bacteria or enters through the cell walls and destroys the vital components inside the bacteria.

The shelf life of HOCL is closely dependent on the process of manufacturing the HOCL itself. Since Dfenze HOCL is made by natural sources, the shelf life is approximately 1 year if it is unopened.

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) has been researched and proven to be effective against many viruses. Please refer to next page on the disinfectant efficacy of HOCL based on studies and journal.

Thus far there is very limited or no information that any tests were conducted using chemical disinfectants or sanitizer to kill this virus. Researches and tests are still in the means of development. However, based on journal study, HOCL has proven effective in killing Mers, SARS which is also a family of coronavirus. HOCL is also proven to have killed ebola virus which is also a deadly virus.

Dfenze HOCL Sanitizer & Disinfectant is made for a purpose of external use only. Although it is applicable on food, the purpose of using HOCL on food is to prevent spoilage of food due to foodborne related bacteria or to extend the shelf life or freshness of fruits and vegetables. It is advisable to rinse one time with water after rinsing respective food with HOCL.

Dfenze HOCL Sanitizer & Disinfectant concentration is 150 ppm. It can be used readily as EPA regulations approve concentration of HOCL up to 200 ppm. As for food application, FDA have approved up to maximum of 60 ppm. Therefore, it is advisable to dilute HOCL: WATER at 1:3 (One cup HOCL: 3 cups Water) should you want to soak respective vegetables & fruits for hours and rinse off using water at the end before consuming. Otherwise, there is NO dilution required for other applications.

The active ingredient in Dfenze HOCL Sanitizer & Disinfectant is hypochlorous acid (HOCL). HOCL is a natural product whereby it is incompatible with many man-made chemicals as well as volatile organic compounds that most likely causes skin irritation. Addition of fragrance violates the de-odorizing function of HOCL and causes degradation of free available chlorine. Hence, leaving it to have no function.

HOCL does not change the taste or smell of food when it is used in the concentration that is advised and approved by FDA.

HOCL can last up to 3 to 4 hours when it is sprayed on area of desired surfaces.

The term ‘biodegradable’ refers to substance that are capable of being of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution. The raw material as well as the process involved is natural and environmental friendly which leads to a natural output. Dfenze HOCL can be claimed as biodegradable of its nature itself. HOCL is naturally produced in white blood cell to combat against microbial. HOCL furthermore is also classified as non-hazardous in accordance to Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia (DOSH)

Over a long period of time, due to its natural processing and reversible process, HOCL may restore to water as it loses its charges. For porous material, HOCL will penetrate and absorb. Meanwhile, for non-porous surfaces, HOCL will evaporate readily.

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