The patented anti-microbial formula is made up of three parts:
The Silane Base: this anchors the molecule to the skin or surface using strong covalent bonds formed through hydrolysis.
The Long Molecular Chain: this element acts like a sword, piercing the microbe’s cell membranes, as it lands on the treated skin or surface. This inflicts significant damage to the cell and will even kill some microbes.
The Nitrogen Core: this positively charged Nitrogen pulls the negatively charged cell membranes of the microbes further down onto the active surface of the anti-microbial. As the microbes’ cell membranes contact with the nitrogen core, it electrocutes them, blowing the membrane apart and fatally damaging the cell.
These 3 elements combined create an effective and durable mode of action.
The greatest asset of this patented formula is that there is no transfer of anything between the anti-microbial and the microbe it kills, which means Q Shield™ continues to work at maximum efficacy, delivering a reliable and consistent kill for 24 hours on skin and up to 28 days on hard surfaces. The strong covalent bond of the molecule to the surface also means that regular washing or cleaning of the surface will not remove the anti-microbial barrier.