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Description

Cetrimide is a bactericidal cationic surfactant used against Gram positive bacteria.  It is freely soluble in water.

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    CAS Number

    8044-71-1

    Molecular Formula

    C17H38BrN

    Molecular Weight

    336.39

    Storage Conditions

    2-8 °C

    Tariff Code

    2923.90.0000

Applications

    Application

    Cetrimide is used to study the foam films produced from surfactants. It can be used as a cationic detergent for isolation of high molecular weight DNA in plants.

    Microbiology Applications

    Cetrimide is often used in selective media for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Enterococcus faecalis can grow as a biofilm in the root canals of teeth. Using a MBEC-high-throughput device to study these types of biofilms, authors found that an irrigating solution of Cetrimide was able to eradicate the bacteria (Arias-Moliz et al, 2010).

    Plant Biology Applications

    Cetrimide is an active ingredient in Cetavlon, a detergent and antiseptic used in plant/tree tissue culture prior to surface sterilization. A commercially important tropical fruit tree in India is the blackplum (Syzygium cuminii L ). Seeds were treated with 1% (v/v) Cetavlon prior to surface sterilization (Yadav, 1989). Newly developed leaves from apical portions of Guava plants were treated with 1% (v/v) Cetrimide prior to surface sterilization (Amin, 1986).

Specifications

    Form

    Powder

    Appearance

    White or off-white crystalline powder

    pH

    3.9-4.3

    Assay

    ≥99.0%

    Loss on Drying

    ≤0.5%

    Residue On Ignition

    ≤0.1%

References

    References

    Amin MN and Jaiswal VS (1987) Rapid clonal propagation of guava through in vitro shoot proliferation on nodal explants of nature trees. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 9:235-243

    Brown VI and Lowbury EJL (year)  Use of an improved cetrimide agar medium and other culture methods for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Clin. Path. 18(6):752-756

    Arias-Moliz MT, Ferrer-Luque CM, Gonzalez-Rodriguez MP, Verderrama MJ and Baca P (2010)  Eradication of Erterococcus faecalis biofilms by Cetrimide and Chlorhexidine. J. Endodontics. 36(1):87-90

    Yadav U, Lal M and Jaiswal VS (1990) In vitro micropropagation of the tropical fruit tree Syzygium cuminii L.. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult 21(1):87-92

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