Several readily available quaternary ammonium formulations were evaluated and proved to be effective … after drying on both metal and plastic surfaces. A silinated quaternary ammonium compound that left a residual on the surface was capable of inactivating SARS-CoV-2 for at least seven days …. Studies on the finger transfer of coronavirus from various surfaces showed that the amount of virus transfer to the finger varied from 0.46 to 49.0% depending upon the surface. Little or no virus transfer occurred from treated surfaces compared to the untreated controls. …Various quaternary ammonium disinfectant formulations are effective against human coronaviruses. Finger transfer tests showed that transmission of coronavirus from surfaces can be prevented, reducing the risk of fomite [hard surface] transmission.
- Gerba CP Efficiency of Quaternary Ammonium Disinfectants against SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus 229E, Open forum infectious diseases ; 8(Suppl 1):S488-S489, 2021.