Chlorine dioxide ( CLO2 ) is a highly effective disinfectant. It is a selective oxidant that eliminates both platonic and bacteria , disinfects surfaces , and rapidly destroys biofilm. Chlorine dioxide is a small molecule volatile and very strong , which makes up by a chlorine atom and two oxygen atoms. It is a chemical compound with formula CLO2 has a molecular weight of 67.45 and exists as a gas at normal temperatures and pressures, it exists as a free radical in dilute solution is a strong virucidal and bactericidal at very low concentrations such as 0.1 ppm , it will eliminate both the Platonic bacteria and sessile bacteria, disinfects surfaces , and rapidly destroys biofilm smoothly . With a minimum contact time it is highly effective against all micro organisms pathogens.
It can release oxygen atoms with strong oxidizing capacity, which can quickly and efficiently prevent the synthesis of protein of microorganism. Chlorine dioxide is a good sterilization agent against bacteria, mold, fungi, virus, as well as endospore. Meanwhile, Chlorine dioxide is able to purify air by oxidizing the substance which can release odor, for instance as formaldehyde.