• Chlorhexidine

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Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic antibacterial agent commonly used as a disinfectant in eye drops, deodorants, creams, and others. Chlorhexidine is also used as an active ingredient in mouthwash to prevent and control dental plaque.

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    CAS Number

    55-56-1

    Molecular Formula

    C22H30Cl2N10

    Molecular Weight

    505.446

    Mechanism of Action

    Chlorhexidine is a cationic molecule which interacts with and alters the negatively charged bacterial cell wall. This interaction leads to leakage of cellular components at low concentrations and cellular lysis at higher concentrations.

    Storage Conditions

    ≤30°C

    Spectrum

    Chlorhexidine has a broad spectrum of activity and is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as yeasts and some viruses.

Specifications

    Appearance

    White or almost white powder

    Impurity Profile

    p-Chloroaniline: Not more than 500ppm

    Assay

    (Dried Basis): Not less than 97.5%

    Loss on Drying

    Not more than 2.5%

    Residue On Ignition

    Not more than 0.1%

References

    References

    Jones, Christopher G. "Chlorhexidine: Is It Still the Gold Standard." Periodontology 15 (1997): 55-62.

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