Electrostatic air filter
June 26, 1984
A novel association complex in disclosed, formed by the interaction between a hexamethylenetetramine quaternary salt of a halogenated allyl halide and a water-soluble homopolymer of ethylene oxide. The composition is neutral in pH, fluoresces at a characteristic wavelength of 355 nanometers, has unusual moisture retention characteristics, and possesses the unique ability to inhibit viral replication. The composition is preferably used in aqueous solution, and finds utility as a protective moisturizing agent for the skin, as a healing agent for skin injuries, as a germicidal lubricant, and as a medication for topical application to lesions due to viral infections.